Orientation

Susan Dawkins woke in a comfortable position. As she opened her eyes to look around her she realized she lay reclined on a soft leather seat that fit her perfectly. She did not know where she was. The room did not look familiar, but it reminded her of the type of psychiatrist’s office she’d seen…

Stabby Dreams

Alan Crane stared at the small black scorpion seated on his shoulder. His initial impulse to brush the creature off his shoulder was interrupted by the scorpion’s question. Alan took a quick glance around his messy bedroom to double check for any alcohol or drugs he might have consumed the night before, but he found…

Rewarding Visit

[OT] Sunday Free Write (8-19-18) “That’s a great goal. You don’t have a lot of experience with Zeroes, so let me give you a piece of advice,” Vegas said. He stepped to the side and gestured the girls towards the house. Dirge took the hint and headed towards the door. Dread followed. Vegas fell in…

Pizza Planet

“Hi. Can I speak with a manager, please?” Alice asked the cashier at the till. The young girl nodded and disappeared to the back. While waiting Alice looked After a minute a sort man with a shinier name tag came to help Alice. “Yes, Ma’am? How may I help you?” he asked while wiping his…

Dental Deceit

“Great job,” Jason West, D.D.S. gave his young patient a lollipop then turned his attention to the boy’s mother. She sat in a wooden chair against the wall in the small exam room. “He did well. No signs of any cavities, but he had some more debris than last time. He could benefit from brushing…

Easy Life

Greg opened his eyes and recognized the small, tastefully decorated office. It reminded him of a psychologist’s office every time he woke up in the room. He took a deep breath and relaxed back against the leather reclining chair he sat in. After several minutes a knock sounded on the door, then the noise was…

Cold Hans

Jerry opened his eyes. The seven year old boy held his breath under the heavy comforter his mom covered him with when she tucked him in. A rustling noise woke him up, but he could not hold his breath long enough to hear it again. He gave up, released his breath, and closed his eyes…

Chasing Reality

[WP] You are a homicide investigator and you have just been assigned a really high-profile case. However, you’ve had a disorder since you were a kid where you can only speak using song lyrics. [Link to post.] (08-14-2018)   “Detective Song?” A policewoman approached J.J. Song as he crossed the yellow plastic strip around the…

Intimate Idiocy

[WP] At work, you always meet this girl in the lift. Very cute, but almost always silent. Randomly talking to your boss then, you discover that there is no girl working in the building. You meet her only when you take the lift alone. She’s already there, and you are always the first to leave….

Glorious Purpose

Sunday Free Write [Link to post.] (8-12-18)   “Hey,” Dread called Dirge’s attention. The two girls were on their way out of the Schoolyard to Jelly-Jim’s place. “Glory seemed cool.” She wanted to console Dirge but did not know enough about her or Glory to do it effectively. The shorter girl with raven curls nodded…