The Christmas Room – Ending 2

This is a work of fiction. The house is quiet. One of the stockings has my name on it. It’s right beside Dylan’s. All of them bulge with presents. The pile of gifts under the tree blocks quite a few of the lower branches. I look at some of the tags on them. They’re inContinue reading “The Christmas Room – Ending 2”

The Christmas Room – Ending 1 – Contemporary Fiction

This is a work of fiction. I listen. The house is quiet. The room is full of light. I walk over to the wall where all the stockings are hanging. One of them has my name on it. When I was a kid, I used to wish for mountains of presents. I walk across theContinue reading “The Christmas Room – Ending 1 – Contemporary Fiction”

The Christmas Room – Contemporary Fiction – a story with two endings

This is a work of fiction. The tree was at least twenty feet tall. How such a gigantic pine had been uprooted, transported, and set up there without any apparent damage, I had no idea. Every branch was hung with strings of great big red, green, and white lights. At the top, there was aContinue reading “The Christmas Room – Contemporary Fiction – a story with two endings”

Time Gone By – Part 19 – Science Fiction

This is a work of fiction. “Freckles, no!” He ignored me and dashed through a gap in the fence we were passing. “Freckles!” I yelled. “Come back here right now! We’re not allowed in there.” Beside me, Lydia stopped pulling the wagon and looked at the hole in the fence. It was definitely time forContinue reading “Time Gone By – Part 19 – Science Fiction”

Time Gone By – Part 18 – Science Fiction

This is a work of fiction. The next morning, I asked Curly what he’d like to do to remember Popeye. “I guess we can’t go to camp, right?” “Not back to our camp site, but we could go hiking in the area around there.” “What about the kittens and TJ?” “I think we can leaveContinue reading “Time Gone By – Part 18 – Science Fiction”

Time Gone By – Part 17 – Science Fiction

“That little doggie isn’t even big enough to eat solid food yet,” I said. “By the time he is, he’ll love the cats and not want to hurt them, let alone eat them.” “That’s right,” the woman behind the counter said. “So if you’re sure, then you can take them all home now.” “We are,Continue reading “Time Gone By – Part 17 – Science Fiction”

Time Gone By – Part 16 – Science Fiction

This is a work of fiction. “What?!” Stacey screamed into my ear for the second time that day. I was starting to get a headache. “We lose our jobs and then he goes on a shopping spree? What did he buy and when?” “Calm down,” I said. “All of these transactions were made before youContinue reading “Time Gone By – Part 16 – Science Fiction”