As I peered down from the bridge on the beautiful waterfall and cliffs, I couldn’t help but wonder when his body would start sinking.

The First Day

On the first day, the bird showed up and he was in a foul mood. He’d landed in something sticky the night before, and hadn’t noticed it, so he’d been stuck to the branch in the morning. He spread his wings, released his grip and went nowhere. After he’d figured out that he was stuck, … [Read more…]

The Cat

The cat said that it wasn’t his fault and I believed him. The cat could do some unexpected things, but bringing about the end of the world was beyond his abilities. Someone else must have done it. I wasn’t sure who it might have been. It was the last thought I had before that building … [Read more…]

Second Thoughts

As I watched the house burn, I realized that I probably should have put more gasoline in the living room, since it wasn’t burning nearly as well as the rest.

The Sidekick

I asked the monster if he was going to kill me. He said that he wasn’t sure what he was going to do. If he killed me, people would come looking and poking around for him. They might even start hunting him and shoot him. If he kept me alive, he’d have to take care … [Read more…]


I stabbed him repeatedly until he was dead. He’d been getting up all night on the half hour. Every time I started to doze off, he would get up. So I killed him, and finally got a good night’s sleep.