Posts Tagged “365 short stories”

Day 14. When The Ghost Chases You

He sat in a non-descript café, advice nervously tapping his feet and nursing a cold coffee. Patrick Harris’ nerves were frayed. Having the weight of the world on your shoulders does that to a person. For the past two months he’d done everything in his vast repertoire of tricks to stay one step ahead of […]

Day 13. The Impossible Decision

The years-long battle with cancer that Michael Thompson’s wife succumbed to left him and their six-year-old son in shambles. Having just buried the love of his life, malady he wanted to get as far away from all the painful memories as possible. He wanted a new beginning. So, he sold their house, packed up their […]

Day 12. Career Change

“You know, I’ve been thinking of retiring,” he said standing up and walking to the bathroom. “I mean, sure, I’m the best at what I do. But you know, lately, it’s been getting to me,” he said, inspecting himself in the mirror. He walked back into the room and over to one of the double […]

Day 11. Sacrifice

“No! You can’t! I won’t let you! There has to be another way,” she pleaded. “You know there isn’t,” he replied. “If they find me by myself, they’ll assume I was alone.” Somber yet at peace, he’d accepted the situation and knew what he had to do. “Listen, you just take care of the kids […]

Day 10. Visitor

Something woke her. She didn’t know what, about it but she was suddenly wide awake. Alone and recently widowed, order she’d come to her parents’ cabin to get away from life for a while. And now she couldn’t sleep. Wonderful. She got out of bed and walked to the kitchen for a cup of herbal […]

Older Entries Newer Entries