Monthly Archives: May 2013

Hazardous Turnips: 4

“…she was short on sleep and in no mood for bad news.” There was no other way to tell her except for straight out. “Was the whole crew laid off?” “They said they needed a more experienced operator.” “Who said?” … Continue reading

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Hazardous Turnips: 3

“There you are. I thought maybe you went home to plant watermelons.” Mark climbed out of a truck. “What’s bugging you? You told me to check the readings. I did.” “Great. So what does it look like at the ponds … Continue reading

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Hazardous Turnips: 2

Jay hurried to the finishing area, glad it was getting warmer and that he didn’t need to freeze his buns off working outside. Over these last six months, he’d watched Bryan change from a cheery guy who was always excited … Continue reading

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Hazardous Turnips:1

At the end of July, the turnips were lush. They grew alongside the entrance to the plant, bright green fronds waving in the afternoon heat like feathers of a peacock’s tail. Bryan Thurmond had seen dozens of peacocks in the … Continue reading

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Houdini’s Cousin in the Storage Unit

…won Flash Fiction Friday at The Portland Review.

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Adam & Eve Discuss Retirement

After Adam and Eve got expelled from the garden, there was no more low-hanging fruit to pick from the Tree. Anyhow, there was no need to pick because they’d already figured out that they weren’t going to live in a … Continue reading

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