Pitch Meeting

We sat in the casino’s security for hours, after Paul was accused of card counting. Wrongfully, of course. It might seem strange to say this…

Jigsaw

“I got nothing.” The words were damning, but the admission was a relief. Things never work out as you plan. Your brain comes up with…

The Unseens

Most people think of them as coincidences, miracles, fate, or good luck. It’s none of those. Every single one of those situations is fixed by…

Alien Approach

They looked exactly like humans. When they stepped out of their space vehicle, they looked like human beings. Was it a ruse? Five years earlier,…

Duly Noted

Mary lost the promotion again. This time it was to Jessica, who won the promotion by sleeping with their boss Jerry, and with Jerry’s boss…

Fickleness Exemplar

He can never choose which building he wants to leap. He’s not sure which phone booth he should use to change into his superhero costume….

Back to the Present

It was 2am and I had to pee in the middle of the night again. As I lifted the covers, I noticed that Josh wasn’t…

Karma Carla

“It’s Carla,” John said as he walked through the door. “Shit.” Carla was John’s crazy ex. “She’s at my house and she won’t leave.” “Can’t…

The Final Prank

“What do you mean you planned it this way?” I couldn’t tell if Jim was drunk or joking. Or both. I just knew we could…

A Close Call

Shit. This hasn’t happened in twenty years. For some reason, when I reached puberty, I stopped sleepwalking. But now, here I am in my Wonder…

Access Control

The Internet has been down for a month now. Not fully down, but not fully free either. Not even close. It started with a few…

Road Ends

Mark sighs. Nora glares. They brace. Nothing happens. Caper continues. Hands signal. Countdown begins. Hearts pound. Sprints start. Spotlights dodged. Lock picked. Cameras evaded. Toes…