A Brain To Pick

Some people collect coins. Other collect rocks or postage stamps. My father-in-law collects the dead spark plugs out of antique cars. But I collect something really different. Something that me bugged by the CIA, arrested, sent to Guantanamo Bay, had my citizenship revoked, and then raised to the heights of the medical community.

I collect human brains. And no, I’m not any kind of scientist. Continue reading “A Brain To Pick”

Lost and Found

Every archeologist hopes they are the one that finds the “big one”.

We all want to find the Ark of the Covenant. We all want to be the one that uncovers the Spear of Destiny. We all want to have our name printed in the byline, under the headline, “Noah’s Ark Found.” Continue reading “Lost and Found”

You Can’t Kill Hitler – Part Three

(The story continues. Make sure you have read Part One and Part Two before you keep going.)

“Make sure you buckle your seatbelt, John.”

I couldn’t believe I was doing this. I was pulling the five-point harness together so that I would be strapped into my seat in a time machine. Which made me ask myself, why would there need to be five-point harnesses in a time machine? Was Dr. Bradshaw expecting it to be that rough of a trip?

“Question, John?” Continue reading “You Can’t Kill Hitler – Part Three”


“What do you mean, ‘Oops’?”

My eyes clamped shut. My tongue moistened my lips. My heart stopped. That word has slipped out, just as my hand did. A slip later, catastrophe.

“What did you mean when you said ‘Oops’?!” Continue reading “Oops…”

You Can’t Kill Hitler – Part Two


(Make sure you read Part One of this story before reading any more.)

I looked at Dr. Bradshaw like he had just told me that he had breed unicorns to sing Beethoven’s Fifth symphony. There was so much going on in the statement that he had just made that I took a step back. Continue reading “You Can’t Kill Hitler – Part Two”

Hiding From The Light

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”

“And yet, here we are two grown men, cowaring in the corner so the light doesn’t get us!”

“Yes, well…Plato didn’t mean the light as in a UV ray canon. I think he would agree cowaring is the appropriate response.” Continue reading “Hiding From The Light”

The Island


It had been years since they had last seen any kind of ship.

Many centuries ago, they came to this island. As far as the eye could see, in any direction, there was water. They went deep into the island’s mountains, and there, in the darkness, they build their “machine”. In the years to follow, no one came to the island.

Sentries posted all about the island witnessed many wonders. Sailing ships and, much later, steam ships would appear on the horizon. But within hours, sometimes minutes, the ships would be caught in high waves, thrown off course, and then sink to the ocean floor.

Years later, ships appeared again; this time, in the air. However, they did meet the same fate. Engines would stall, causing the airplanes to plummet to the sea below. Sometimes, the air ships would sway or spin before their final decent, as if their navigation systems had failed.

In all this time, only one thing remained in their minds: maintain the “machine”. Keep it fed; keep it alive. As the old died and the young grew wiser, the “machine” remained the focus. It was tradition, a part of their daily life.

But today, everything changed.

We Know What Anti Matter Is

“Hello. I’m Brian Broxton, and this is 6 o’clock news.

“For many years, science has taught us that, in the dark, vastness of space, there is something called ‘antimatter’. Thought they were unable to understand it or quantify it, that seems to no longer be the case.

“The brilliant team of scientists from the Alva Tesla Space Corporation made a startling break through earlier in the week. Continue reading “We Know What Anti Matter Is”