Category Archives: Short Stories

What To Do On Your Forced Day Off


Photo: Reeve Jolliffe (Flickr).

Do you remember the NYC blackout of 2003? The subways were crippled and people set off on hours-long walks to get home over bridges and on any buses they could get a grip of. Yeah, well I was there for it. Right in the shit. And if that weren’t enough, I was just as crippled as those subway lines; my feet bandaged from recent toe surgery. It wasn’t for the weak-minded. And can you believe I stuck around and did it all over again when Hurricane Sandy descended on the city and blew out the power grid in lower Manhattan like so many birthday candles?

But never mind the darkness in the streets. It’s the blackness that creeps over your mind when the 4C centrifuge you’re spinning that precious DNA in seizes up like your AK 47 in the middle of an offensive charge that will induce real panic. So what really happens when the lights go out in the midst of mind-blowing scientific discovery, forcing you to abandon your work? Find out here in my article published at Scizzle Blog.

The Fate of 800

eyeI see my fate approaching from 800 directions, but that is not to say I have 800 fates or could satisfy my fate 800 times, for what is fate but a singular and fixed outcome, which can take but one path, however many times I see it bisected and converging, and how can one see, or for the matter of argument, even envision so many finalizations for existence? The murky shape of fate coming down each of the 800 paths has different degrees of clarity (however clear or unclear one is capable of seeing things when presented with their inevitable doom), and the degrees of clarity produced by the crisp sunlight reflecting off my fate, at times blurring the outline of my fate, provide a kaleidoscope of hallucinogenic visions as my fate nears.
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