Song Stories: Love Sickness

“Why, this boy has love Sickness!” “What did you just say, Doctor?” “You heard me, Nurse.  Third one this week. Get me my spine inserter and pseudo-skeleton from the fourth shelf in the supply room. And … get me my soul catcher.” “Sir, did you just say that you wanted me to get you your ...

Song Stories: Lyrics Matter

“What’s that?” he shouted at the top of his voice. “I said ‘I don’t understand what they’re singing’”. “What?” “Never mind.” The band kept going.  The crowd got louder and wilder with each song blasting through the arena. “It really doesn’t matter anyway, does it?  People will enjoy live music regardless.” “What?” “Lyrics don’t matter”. ...

Song Stories: Dropped Words

She shared only fragments of her worries with him and he knew in an instant that his focus on the present kept her going. “Just tell me something.  Tell me, tell me, tell me,” he whispered beneath her ear.  His nose crushed against her earlobe.  He breathed deeply taking in the scent of her.   ...

Song Stories: The Mechanic

The chicken and the beans were a little old – three days to be exact. “But I have to eat them quickly and rush back to the device,” the Mechanic proclaimed heroically to the empty kitchen.  “I can’t fall beneath her standards now.” The buzz from the microwave hummed loudly for the 3.33 minutes it took ...

Short Story: Night of the Living? Darryl

           I knew all the silly rumours were true the minute the giant, oak door slammed shut behind me.  Something wasn’t right.  The hair on the back of my neck even tried to escape, standing on end and bristling against my shirt collar; it practically vibrated with tension.  I could hear ...