The trees whizzed by while their deciduous reflections washed over the windshield in repeating patterns.  The neighborhood was idyllic and plastic, a painted picture of manicured and trimmed. An affluent heaven on earth, of sorts, safe harboring neighbors from the naked environments of the city, while populating itself with people who spent their leftover hours powering through evening […]

And If there is a God… Somewhere way up high, Way beyond the sky, I will one day be free, Be free to just be, Feeling good, grinnin’ into the breeze. Running free through the night air, Escaping the mental trap house, Only then slightly aware… Of the fear spliced into, programmed into me. Til then, […]

The place is here, the time is now, and the journey into the shadows that we’re about to read could be our journey.  A journey that is not without irony.  I submit for your review, John Michael Jones.  A father of two and a devoted husband.  He’s a guy of average intellect and an above average […]

We find ourselves sitting in the waning hours of dusk, speaking softly and optimistically to comfort ourselves.  “Things will be okay, things will be alright.” Rocking back and forth on the front porch, we angle our chairs toward the west to get a view of the setting sun as our hearts fill with dread.  As […]

I made a robot on a hot Summer day.  I was wearing my old Wisconsin shirt with athletic shorts to stay cool.  But it was one of those particularly humid, Midwestern, hot Summer days. The kind where the heat just sticks to you; chasing you even into the shade. I assembled the legs, arms, and […]

Dollar backed free speech for sale.  “Can I get a dollar?” Because more free speech is a good thing.  Free speech at a price?  Let me holler… …At you for a minute.   I remember when free speech used to flow freely, from thinking and ignorant people’s throats alike see…, Not bundled and grouped by […]

“You don’t like zombie movies?  Sheeittt!  I love zombie movies!”  His eyes widened as he spoke. “I’m not one of these bandwagon zombie lovers either.  Been watching these shits ever since Romero dropped ‘Dawn of the Dead.’  And I even went back to watch the original ‘Night of the Living Dead’ that kicked this whole […]

Reaching for the door, I heard a knock, followed by a child’s voice.  “Help me, please, please.  It’s coming…”   Standing very still, I felt the sweat roll down my back.  “Please.”  I could feel my heart beginning to race.  I lowered my eyes, knowing I should help, but I couldn’t…I simply could not move, frozen […]

Walking into the bathroom, I turned on the faucet.   I watched the water splash against the porcelain.   The drops scurried and hopped about the lip of the drain, reaching for the sides in a nearly desperate attempt to pull themselves up before succumbing to the physics and falling in.  I stood there focused on the […]

“Samaritan…Samaritan?”  She repeated.  Turning my attention away from the door, I wiped the sweat from my hands and walked back toward the bathroom.  “What did you see?”  She asked. Read part 4 here “…I, I saw…”  I was struggling to comprehend what I saw.   “I saw black smoke filled with yellow and hateful eyes.. so […]