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The Cottage – Chapter Thirty One – (Short Story)

There amongst the stones he lay again. And again he had no thought. And again he found it good. But now there was no fear. There was no apprehension. For he had reckoned the symmetries. The propitiations had been made. The ginseng laid. The… Continue Reading “The Cottage – Chapter Thirty One – (Short Story)”

The Cottage – Chapter Thirty – (Short Story)

The cottage seemed even emptier than before. Luckadoo’s party had pressing matters across the pond. They did not tarry long. It was annoying. Everything was always open ended. Just left there laying vague and cryptic. It felt like trying to get a direct answer… Continue Reading “The Cottage – Chapter Thirty – (Short Story)”

The Cottage – Chapter Twenty Nine – (Short Story)

There was a sensation of whirling, of spinning headlong blindly through ether. It felt like eternities had passed between the clap and the first glimmers of some strange purplish light. “Holy shit it’s laser Floyd!”  Jim exclaimed facetiously. “Are you familiar with physics?” Germain… Continue Reading “The Cottage – Chapter Twenty Nine – (Short Story)”

The Cottage – Part Twenty Seven – (Short Story)

Jim could barely sit up. There had been gravy….with a side of gravy…dipped in venison and lard. He had to go outside with a mug of coffee to keep from falling asleep. The cool evening and the swaying trees were bracing. And each sip… Continue Reading “The Cottage – Part Twenty Seven – (Short Story)”

The Cottage – Part Twenty Six – (Short Story)

The fire was already blazing. Its warmth and the presence of people gave the austere cottage a homey feel. Jim was surprised by the party that had gathered. There were four guests. Which to his accustomed isolation qualified as a crowd. Elsa was stoking… Continue Reading “The Cottage – Part Twenty Six – (Short Story)”

The Cottage – Part Twenty Five – (Short Story)

It took awhile for Jim to regain his senses. The dusk had settled. There was nothing left to do but head for shelter. The thought that terrified him most was that anything was possible. He kept feeling himself pulled along by strange tides. All… Continue Reading “The Cottage – Part Twenty Five – (Short Story)”

The Cottage – Part Twenty Four – (Short Story)

“It is a science as mercurial as whimsy. The tides that pool between the stars are arranged like shifting sands. It is not a thing for the mind of man. That is the reason for intermediaries. A Hessian may master English but neither the… Continue Reading “The Cottage – Part Twenty Four – (Short Story)”

The Cottage – Part Twenty Three – (Short Story)

Three loud knocks raised him. Groggy and cursing Jim trudged past the glare of midday windows. The rude awakening nullified caution and he swung wide the door. “What the fuck do you want?” He demanded of the strange mustachioed face that greeted him. “Are… Continue Reading “The Cottage – Part Twenty Three – (Short Story)”

The Cottage – Part Twenty Two – (Short Story)

The first sensation was confusion. The second was thirst. Jim had never been that thirsty. He was ungainly on his feet and had to grip the closet door to keep from rejoining the floor. He swung it open and found everything normal. There were… Continue Reading “The Cottage – Part Twenty Two – (Short Story)”

The Cottage – Part Twenty – (Short Story)

It was quiet for a spell. Jim had a week free of chirping and stealthy footfalls. He wondered if Dutch’s weird remedy had actually worked. The thought made him laugh. ‘Of course they stopped stalking round. They’re part of the same Scooby Doo schtick.… Continue Reading “The Cottage – Part Twenty – (Short Story)”