There’s a Robot Out to Steal your Job

Not to alarm you, but I see robots. Sneakily, they're everywhere, slowly infiltrating society, showing up in houses, factories, entertainment venues, and vehicles. And I've got bad news: they might have their beady sensors on your job. I know they've already got designs on mine -- well, at least on one of them. Yes, my …

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The Hollywood sign

Making Life Decisions — Flash Fiction

Mike rolls into L.A. His hatchback, his hermit crab shell, is packed roof high. Later, drinking a beer, he admires Lars’ Emmy for Sound Editing sitting on the shabby coffee table. “Look, there’s been a development,” says Lars casually. “The financing fell through last week.” Gut-punched, Mike suspects his new job has just evaporated. “Turns …

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Last Seat — Flash Fiction

Trembling over her, afraid to touch, Marcus never saw her face. Her chestnut hair is what he’ll remember. And the crimson nimbus of blood spreading across the asphalt. She had barely squeezed into the last space ahead of him. The tail car of the accelerating trolley, snapping around the corner, flung her carelessly from the …

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Couple in troubled relationship

The Lifeline — Flash Fiction

“Make love to me,” she murmurs clinging desperately to his fragile stability amongst the raging chaos. She’s in the best shape of her life. Better than when they were madly in love. Body fat down to nothing, long legs toned from daily ten-mile walks trying to escape herself, breasts like rare fruit enticingly within reach. …

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Crip gang member sporting his colors

Ridin’ Dirty — The Crips Carjacking Story. Part 1

For those who don't know me, I was once young and dumb (as opposed to the current old and dumb version), which led me to make a questionable decision back in the day that resulted in a very memorable car ride that became the Crips carjacking story. As those who read my blog may have …

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Lyft passenger stares at death. Man contemplates his mortality after receiving bad news.

Staring at Death — A Tale of Two Passengers

The young guy was fired up. Not at me. But at Arabs. He was Hispanic American and he let me know in no uncertain terms that he hated Arab Uber drivers. He lives in an apartment complex, and, apparently, they have canceled on him a few times when they couldn't find his apartment and he couldn't …

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