Spoil the Rod – The Process

Spoil the Rod is story number forty-two in the #52ShortStories challenge. **SPOILERS BELOW. If you have not read the story and want to be (hopefully) surprised, come back to this when you’re done.**

Slab Lords

Slab Lords by Phillip McCollum Her skin was as black as freshly poured asphalt and her tall, thin legs resembled those of a roadrunner. Then there were her lips. They had a natural pucker that would make a goldfish cry. A pair of oversized sunglasses covered her eyes with thick aqua-blue frames and lenses resembling the peepers of a giant …

Spoil the Rod

Spoil the Rod by Phillip McCollum Don’t spoil the rod, my old master had told me. She’s insatiable and she’ll eat you alive. As I lay for the thirteenth hour in the northeast corner of the castle courtyard, tucked in by thorn-filled blackberry brambles, exhausted and scratched to all hell with ticks burrowed in parts of sweaty flesh they should …

Out of the Picture – The Process

Out of the Picture is story number forty in the #52ShortStories challenge. **SPOILERS BELOW. If you have not read the story and want to be (hopefully) surprised, come back to this when you’re done.**

Your Punching Privileges Have Been Revoked

Your Punching Privileges Have Been Revoked by Phillip McCollum Yeah, the vaseline helps a little, though that’s mainly so the skin don’t break when the guy gets in a lucky scrape, with his red leather glove rubbing against my almost equally leathered face. It seems to be happening more and more lately. The sweat always manages to get in the …

The Owl His Anthem – The Process

The Owl His Anthem is story number thirty-nine in the #52ShortStories challenge. **SPOILERS BELOW. If you have not read the story and want to be (hopefully) surprised, come back to this when you’re done.**

The Hypnotist – The Process

The Hypnotist is story number thirty-eight in the #52ShortStories challenge. **SPOILERS BELOW. If you have not read the story and want to be (hopefully) surprised, come back to this when you’re done.**

A Tomb in Every Tree – The Process

A Tomb in Every Tree is story number thirty-seven in the #52ShortStories challenge. **SPOILERS BELOW. If you have not read the story and want to be (hopefully) surprised, come back to this when you’re done.**

Drafted – The Process

Drafted is story number thirty-six in the #52ShortStories challenge. **SPOILERS BELOW. If you have not read the story and want to be (hopefully) surprised, come back to this when you’re done.**