Category Archives: Short Fiction

Seedling

(Shortly after leaving college, I think, I had an idea for a cyberpunk retelling of the Lord of the Rings, crossed with a hefty dose of Lovecraftian Dreamlands mythos and a bit of The Matrix. This fragment is all that … Continue reading

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A Flash of Feathers

(This bit of “flash fiction” was inspired by a writing prompt found on Reddit. It seemed to be fishing for a story about “How I got wings.” And I, apparently a bit of a contrarian at heart, decided to make … Continue reading

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A GOP Parable: You Reap what you Boar

When Jesus arrived at the other side, in the region of the Gadarenes, he was met by a demon-possessed faction coming from the swamp. They were so obstructionist that no useful governance could pass that way. “What do you want … Continue reading

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A GOP Parable: On Neighborliness

On one occasion, Drumpf stood up to test Jesus. He wasn’t an expert in the law, but he sure had opinions anyway. “Teacher,” he asked, “What must I do to gain a facade of basic human decency?” “What is written … Continue reading

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A GOP Parable: On Strategies and Consequences

The word of the Constitution came to Mitch, son of Addison: “Go to the Senate floor and hold a vote on confirming a supreme court justice nominee, because a vacancy has come before me.” But Mitch ran away from the … Continue reading

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A GOP Parable: On Teaching Mercy

The LORD appeared to Avraham and to Cruz near the great trees of Mamre while they were sitting in the shade during the heat of the day. They looked up and saw three men standing nearby…. The men turned away … Continue reading

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A GOP Parable: The Taxman Cometh

On Taxation When the chief priests of the Grand Old Pharisees heard Jesus’ parables, they realized that he was talking about them. And although they sought to have him arrested and silenced, they feared the crowds, who held him to … Continue reading

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