Afternoon Delight

“What should we do with the body?” I stared at the corpse on the kitchen floor. I had been expecting afternoon delight when I’d slipped out of work early. “Well?” Annabelle said, folding her arms across her chest. “I’m thinking,” was my flaccid response. “Explain what happened again.” “For Chrissakes! That doesn’t matter!” “Someone saw … Continue reading Afternoon Delight

Welcome to the Atomic Age

"Have your own Atomic Kitchen!" All the women at the home show crowded around the exhibition. "Cook a complete meal in minutes!" "Look, honey," Jane's husband said. "Just what you need." "Oh, sure," she said and thought, I can't cook. It's bad slow, why would it be any better fast? She edged around the crowd … Continue reading Welcome to the Atomic Age

Through Another’s Eyes

The section of wall was clear and Caroic could see the landscape outside the habitat. The plants grew tall, with thin brown trunks. She couldn't believe those thin trunks could support all that green foliage. She missed the tangerine sky of home and the rocky landscapes. The low growing plant life was sparse. Here, carbon-based … Continue reading Through Another’s Eyes

Unrequited

The narwhal was drawn to the milkweed, despite her indifference. She was beautiful in her pale pink decorations, as her leaves reached to the sky. The narwhal thought it was an exhortation to the Gods and admired her devotion. Whenever the blessing passed, he pulsed at her. She wasn't in the water, but maybe this … Continue reading Unrequited