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Jun 30, 2018

The large man was lying on his stomach with his face turned to the side.  The left side of his face was visible.  That’s why I knew who it was.  Aside from his distinctive sharp features, Sylvio Milan was known to have a scar on his left cheek, from his ear to the corner of his lip.  Supposedly, someone had tried to...

Jun 23, 2018

…when the doctor placed her swaddled son in her arms, she looked down at his brilliant blue eyes and she grinned.

You and me, kid, she thought.

“Welcome to the world, Roland,” she said.  “I’m your mom.  And you’re my son.”


A happy new mother thinks her son is extraordinary.  Is she just being a typical...

Jun 15, 2018

I can hear it moving, I think.  It’s hard to tell with the other noises.  A car whooshing by sometimes.  Some cat moving through the bushes outside.  A neighbor went to the bathroom a few minutes ago.  I jerked when I heard the sound of the water moving through the pipes.  If I squeeze my eyes shut and focus, I think...

Jun 9, 2018

“...So at about one-thirty we got a call from the local PD.  They themselves responded to an emergency call from the residence.  We have a recording, but I just got here about ten minutes ago myself.  It was Shelly who called.  She was sleeping.  Heard some scary noises.  She called for her parents.  When they...

Jun 2, 2018

The procedure was not something that scared him. It should have. He understood enough to know what delicate and tricky work it would be for the surgeons, scientists, nurses, technicians, and whoever else was involved.

If it worked, he would see light, and form, and color. If it worked, he would see his mom, his sister,...