“Love, I think the record's ended. Want to pick something else out?” The sound of his wife’s voice wafting in from the other room rouses Walter out of a sleepy daze. He’s lounged comfortably into the old leather club chair, nearly succumbing to a Sunday afternoon nap. It’s not a rare occurrence when he’s up… Continue reading Do You Remember Walter?
The planet Cerebesh had never seen such celebrity. Nor had the sheltered world, home to fewer than a hundred million inhabitants, ever seen an alien. When the day finally came for first contact, new and fantastic heights were reached in both regards. And Cerebesh celebrated in joyous fashion. Slu Eru, Princess of the Cere and… Continue reading Benbu Says Hello
Henrietta Ross returned from her late afternoon break with a handful of cookies and a frown. The sweets were unusual for her. The frown, etched into the lines of her aging face, was anything but. Slumping into a creaky office chair that fit like an old baseball mitt, Henrietta set the cookies aside and pulled… Continue reading Customer Service
The lights flick on and my brain drops out. A numbness envelops and halts all but the most involuntary of bodily functions. This is going to be worse than I thought. The clock. Jesus, the clock. It makes not a sound, but I can sense the ticking, unforgiving in its digital perfection, like a slow… Continue reading Those Were Some Of The Reasons