Fiction

KIM JONG el ÚN-ico

A Contrived Diatribe by Kim Jong Un

[In a flurry of obeisant response, Kim Jong Un enters a guided ballistic missile complex just outside Pyongyang City. In white-glove inspection mode, the “Great Leader” directs his conversation to any number of identical and appropriately terrified listeners.] KIM: I find this incomprehensible; are you all a mere pack of incompetent boobs?! Just how much embarrassment do you expect me to withstand? I will not bear it alone, you know. If I am to be humiliated, others will share my shame. Among the last four missiles launched from this godforsaken facility, only one can be considered even a...

Cat's Cradle

The Woman in the Swamp

Lisa opened her eyes to the hazy grey of a Florida morning. Like the varied instruments of an orchestra slowly coming to life, one by one the woodland voices came to her ears. Grimacing, she pushed aside long, loose strands...

Inner Dialogue

The Voice Inside

It's coming isn't it? Why do you think so? You know I hate riddles, just tell me. What do you think is coming? Can't you just say yes or no? Why do you always ask me questions? So I can...

BILL and the BIG BOOMING VOICE (BBV)

God talks to Cosby, like he once did to 'Noah'

    BBV: Bill! BILL: Wha-a-at?! BBV: Don't what me, Niggah! Have some respect. BILL: Wait a minute – you're supposed to say Noah. BBV: Noah, my ass! We ain't playin', Bill. BILL: How do you know...

BREAM ME UP, CAESAR

A high tale of Trump based on alternative facts

(Fact-finders reportedly have clicked on this while reading the following breaking news) In honor of International Women's Day, Brexit PM May had invited Trump on March 8 to a traditional British cuisine, prepared by Gordon Ramsay, at her residence on...

AUTUMN FOR MAELDOM CANDIDUS REX

A now-relevant fable, analogous to Mankind and Earth

Maeldom candidus rex (MCR) had ruled a great portion of Planet Thrae since time immemorial. It had not always been that way, but with the passage of time, MCR was able to attach to his blanched exterior an arbitrarily, high...

PASSAGE

A First Nations (Cherokee) myth-based response to 9/11

This story is fiction and is not intended to represent any reality other than empowering creativity, embedded loosely in Cherokee mythology.  A 2001 version of the story earned a 3rd prize award from the International Ground Zero literature contest in...

A Matter of State - Installment 11

What is the 'nui huna,' the great secret?

Grober Tag Ranch, Kaumana Road, Near Hilo, HI -- 1:45 PM The Grober Tag Ranch house had seen better days, but they were long gone. Of the twenty-four panes in its six-over-six casement windows, only one was intact. Ferns grew...

A Matter of State - Installment 10

Down to the Wire

Outside Dudgeons’ Compound – 10:10 AM Hawaii Time From the monkey pod tree on the previous night, Nachtmann caught a glimpse of Dudgeons inside the main building. That sighting kept him motionless for over and hour, waiting for a shot...