Topic Tag Tuesday: "A True Emergency"

The fifth time Alejandro checked outside for his dinner order, he found something most unexpected on the doorstep.“Babe?” he called over his shoulder. “How exactly how much Thai rice did you order?”Eme arrived at his side, drying a glass with an over-wet towel. She immediately joined him in frowning at the large cardboard box just outside their door. It was big enough to hold a microwave, or a very fat TV. The box itself was banged up around the corners, and appeared to... more

May 05

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B-Sides #9: "Wilderness"
NOTE: B-Sides are peripheral stories connected to Bytown, done every Thursday by request. T

May 05

Topic Tag Tuesday: "Layers of Suck"

1.The coconut hit Dave in the side of the head so hard, he fell right out of his boat. He knew Billy had said something dryly witty immediately after, but he was too busy nearly drowning to the words themselves.It was in that moment, with sea water filling his lungs and the subtle tug of fate pulling him deeper into the abyss, that Dave realized something essential: God didn’t just not like him... God was actively using him as a punching bag for others’ amusement. And in... more

Apr 29

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B-Sides #8: "McClintock's Man"
NOTE: B-Sides are peripheral stories connected to Bytown, done every Thursday by request. T

Apr 27

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B-Sides #7: "He's a Hero"
NOTE: B-Sides are peripheral stories connected to Bytown, done every Thursday by request. T

Apr 26

Topic Tag Tuesday: "Secret Sauce"

Tomi Tomita was having a very bad day. It wasn’t that her tour had been cancelled at the last second, or that she was stuck in Toronto overnight with no hotel to stay at, or even that all twenty-two of her bags had somehow been sent to Toledo...the problem was entirely her.“No, listen, it’s all wrong,” she said to Horace, her personal assistant, and then sang another arpeggio up to high C. The few other passengers in the airport glared at her unhappily. “There?... more

Apr 21

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Topic Tag Tuesday: "A True Emergency"
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Topic Tag Tuesday: "Layers of Suck"
B-Sides #8: "McClintock's Man"
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