Fiction / Short Stories

Sipping coffee

The first ray of morning sunlight creeps into the room through dusty window panes, fragmenting the light that it allows to pass. The floorboards are rickety, with the eerie creaks getting louder as a furry rodent scurries lightly across the hallway. The fresh smell of varnish on the oak sideboard heightens the senses, and plays… Continue reading Sipping coffee

Beyond the ordinary, Fiction / Short Stories

Beyond the ordinary (part six)

Catch the previous parts here. 6 Dr. Lawrence Obermeyer sat in his private study, lost in thought. It was a warm, Saturday morning, a perfect day to be outdoors. Yet somehow he couldn't get himself to go outside the house; the diffused light provided comfort. His wife and kids were away for the weekend; barbecue… Continue reading Beyond the ordinary (part six)

Beyond the ordinary, Fiction / Short Stories, Series

Beyond the ordinary (part five)

Catch the previous parts here. 5 Joe felt the cool breeze on his face as he waited for the elevator to take him downstairs. The view from the common area was breathtaking; the building he was in towered most of the others in the area. He could see the bay, with ships lined up against… Continue reading Beyond the ordinary (part five)

Beyond the ordinary, Fiction / Short Stories, Series

Beyond the ordinary (part four)

Catch the previous parts here. 4 Detective Derek Shabannah was having a bad day. He was late for his ten o clock appointment with his therapist. Dr. Obermeyer was strict about his time; he knew his session today would be cut short. He walked into the lobby and checked in with the receptionist. She pressed… Continue reading Beyond the ordinary (part four)

Beyond the ordinary, Fiction / Short Stories, Series

Beyond the ordinary (part three)

Catch the previous parts here. 3 The soft touch of the pillow felt nice on his cheek. Joe was comfortable now, in the sanctity of his own home. Casey drove him home and helped him get into bed. She promised him that she would come back and check up on him after work, and insisted… Continue reading Beyond the ordinary (part three)