Dealing with My Deadly Friday the 13th Curse

Dealing with My Deadly Friday the 13th Curse

I only ever did this crossing-guard duty on two occasions. The first time went completely fine without a problem. The second time involved the changing of local legislation, the cops, crying students, and Friday the 13th.

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A Car Named Susan

The first time I found myself stranded on the side of the road was when Betsy, my first vehicle who happened to be a mini van, had broken down in a very dramatic billowing of smoke. I was on the right side of Interstate 5 going north and all I could see were barren mountains [...]

The Greatest Story Never Told

An older man with salt and pepper hair, a collared white shirt and blue slacks sat across from me at the metal table that I was siting at. He reached into the pocket on the jacket that was draped over his chair and pulled out a dark handkerchief. He had begun to perspire under the [...]

Without Warning

A small duffle bag, filled to the brim, sat with its top left sloppily slumped over on the queen-sized bed. The bag, still in need of a tight squeeze while the interlocking zippers made their way around the polyester fabric, was to be taken with a passport, extra cash, and plane tickets to somewhere far [...]

Writing Prompt: A Mind of its Own

Your computer won’t shut down when you are getting ready to leave work at five. Instead, it is looping a message, and then attempts to tell you something. What is your computer doing? Write this scene. –Writer’s Digest I stare anxiously at the clock that is located on the wall behind the water cooler. It [...]

What Is Heartbleed and How to Protect Yourself

As published on Examiner.com It is probably a safe bet if you changed all of your online account passwords right now if you haven’t done so today already. There’s a huge security computer bug in OpenSSL, a popular data encryption standard, called Heartbleed which has gone undetected for two years. The bug allows hackers the [...]

Haunted Trails: Part 3 of 3

Haunted Trails: Part 3 of 3

Go read part one first! I waited for him to emerge, but assumed he was just going to jump out and scare me when I went over there instead. “Matt! I’m not going in there, so whatever you’re planning won’t work!” I waited for a response, but I never heard an answer. Damn it, Matt, I [...]

Haunted Trails: Part 2 of 3

Haunted Trails: Part 2 of 3

Go read part one first! Don’t look back! Don’t look back! All I could think about was making a break for it, but my flashlight was shining on a rock in the middle of nowhere with a message telling me not to. “What do we do?” I said. Matt looked up and into the ravine, [...]

Shock Wave: Part 20- A Piece of Her Soul

Shock Wave: Part 20- A Piece of Her Soul

 Catch up before you continue on with the story. All of the swirling thoughts of time that has passed and the images of a blonde-haired blue-eyed women sitting next to Sarah inside of a blue truck had forced an idea in her head that had been deeply seeded in the back of her mind. It [...]

Shock Wave: Part 19- I Listened

Shock Wave: Part 19- I Listened

Catch up before you continue on with the story. Cindy and I woke up the next morning and left the small motel in the town of Tracy behind after fueling up the gas tank and our bodies at what seemed like the town’s only gas station. We had roughly six hours left, of driving through [...]