Knights Rise

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“My lords, it has once again come time for us to answer the call. The world is in peril.”

I had never been called a “lord” before, even if they meant it in the most barbaric of ways. I was not an owner of land, an overseer of peoples or serfs. I was just the latest recruit in the 21st century fold of The Knights Of The Round Table. Continue reading “Knights Rise”

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The Rushmore Protocol

Mount Rushmore

In America’s darkest hour, the shadowy powers that be decided to initiate “The Rushmore Protocol”.

While the public knows of its existence, no details were ever released. Doing so would have revealed the true nature of the iconic tourist attraction, Mount Rushmore. Continue reading “The Rushmore Protocol”

3 Hours

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I have 3 hours.

3 hours…and then that’s it. Is there even a reason why I should try to fight this? With the inevitability of it all, I mean, why struggle at all?

I turned off the TV. I wasn’t listening anymore. The screen slowly dimmed, and then left me sitting alone in my easy chair.

3 hours. Continue reading “3 Hours”

Who Were You Before The War? – Part Two

(This is Part Two of the story. If you haven’t read Part One, click here.)

“A florist?”

The Sergeant looked up at Tony with a heartbroken smile. As much as no one believed that to be true, that smile spoke values. It missed. It ached for. It yearned. We had seen that smile, that heartbroken look when guys would talk about their girls back home. The love was still alive even though it had been months since their darling faces.

“Ya mean ya worked with flowers? Like roses?” Continue reading “Who Were You Before The War? – Part Two”

If There Is A God


“If there is a god,” she said, gesturing out of the cage, “here’s the proof that he hates you.”

I didn’t need to look up. I knew exactly what Tamara was pointing at. The barren wasteland that was once our home. The death valley of over 35 thousand people. The site of the great genoicide ever committed on North American soil.

I didn’t need to look up. I knew what it looked like. But I also knew something else, something Tamara didn’t know. I could have stopped it all from happening. Continue reading “If There Is A God”

A Slip Of The Ear

“I have done as thou hath commanded, my King.” The young knight bowed low at the throne of the Great King Tiberius.

“Indeed. And what hath I commanded?”

“My lord, thou hath sent me out, beyond the Great Forrest, across the White River, to slay the dragon.”

“Thou hath done what?” The Great King lifted himself off his throne with anger. The frightened knight cowered. Continue reading “A Slip Of The Ear”

What’s A Mother To Do? – Part Two

(This is Part Two of our story. Click here to read Part One if you haven’t already.)

“Mom! I killed people! I watched them die. I heard them scream. I watched life….just…gone, Mom.”

My son’s crying was loud enough now that it disguised my own. His was due to the horror of war tearing away his humanity, his innocence. Evil had sneered its deplorable face in battle and scared his heart.

“Mom!” Continue reading “What’s A Mother To Do? – Part Two”

The Future Of Olympics

In the past, the Olympics were a happy event.

The world would gather their best and most accomplished athletes and they would compete for medals of gold, silver, and bronze. While the rivalries were right, there were no wars, no violent attacks that broke out from the events themselves. But that was the 21st century. Things have changed.

Now, the Olympics decide the life and death of nations. Continue reading “The Future Of Olympics”

The Last Phone Watcher – Part Two

(This is Part Two of the story. Be sure to read Part One before you keep going.)

“Hello?”

I winced at the shakiness in my voice. I didn’t realize it in the moment, but it had been over 40 years since I had answered one of these phone calls.

The line was quiet. Not dead, I could hear someone’s breathing. It was muffled, like they had their hand over the receiver, but it was there. Heavy breathing, like they had been running to get somewhere. Or away from someone.

I tried to recall my training, tougher now that I was in my 60’s.

“Agent, what is your call sign?” I asked hesitantly. I think it was call sign. Continue reading “The Last Phone Watcher – Part Two”

Infamy – Part 5

Adolf stood over the map of Europe, alone in his personal War Room. He had cleared the room mere moments ago; upon hearing the news the F.D. Roosevelt had declared war on Japan. The declaration came shortly after Pearl Harbor, a military base in a water-bound state belonging to America. The attack had been barbaric, even for him.

The war had gone as planned. The British and their allies, rallying behind this Winston fellow, had made several attempts at advancing, but had not held a victory over Adolf’s troops. Even along the eastern front, the Russians had not been able to route the superior SS driver forces. Adolf allowed himself a smile. He had done well; at least, until now. Continue reading “Infamy – Part 5”