The Sofa In The Lake – Revamped

(A/N: I posted the original version of this story back in 2017, in answer to a challenge I gave readers to give me an unlikely prompt. The prompt I received was "A piece of civilization in an utterly absurd place (like a vending machine in the sewers or something)". The story ended up growing to … Continue reading The Sofa In The Lake – Revamped

Flash Fiction – “The Old Man’s Robot”

When the neighbors found out I was building a woman, the mocking began. Lonely old coot. Disturbing. Clever. Admiration or disgust varied by personality and taste. Distant relatives, whether by blood or stagnant relationship, suddenly needed to express their opinion as I sculpted her chassis and crafted her limbs. I ignored them. They had never … Continue reading Flash Fiction – “The Old Man’s Robot”


“Get back here, you stupid animal!”

The calf dashed out from under Greg’s arms for the eleventh time, heedless of his yelling. Greg hurled his rope halter after it, exhausted and ticked off. He was going to kill that little bonehead.

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