Archive for March, 2016

You Never Forget

Posted: March 25, 2016 in Fiction

He threw a leg over the frame and let himself settle on the bicycle’s saddle. He stood on his left leg, letting the bike lean a little as his right foot found it’s pedal. His heart raced as he pushed off. The first pedal stroke gained momentum and speed helping to create a sense of balance. A true recrudescence of an almost forgotten pastime from his youth. He continued to pedal and remembered what it was like to almost fly.

The Roll

Posted: March 10, 2016 in Fiction

The dice felt cool in his hand. Everything in his world, including his life, rested on this stochastic roll. He wrapped his fist around the dotted cubes and shook. The clacking sound only hightened the tension around the table. He stopped the rattle and brought his fist to his mouth and blew his hot breath, for luck, into his hand. In a sweeping motion, his arm came down and his cocked wrist let chance fly.

The Gunslinger

Posted: March 8, 2016 in Fiction

A vituperative man, Harold took out his life’s frustrations on anyone unfortunate enough to cross his path. The day he died no one seemed surprised. The gunslinger had met his match. His reward, a bullet to the heart. An old timer who knew him, remarked during the celebration in the saloon, “Old Harold’s gone to hell! Now the Devil has his hand’s full!”