One Revolution

Stories written for One Revolution.



      Ronnie took a deep breath.  She reminded herself that she shouldn’t be nervous.  That Jim was her best friend.  And that if she waited, stupid Kristen might ask him first and ruin everything.  "So, prom."       Jim nodded.  "The very first on Mars."       "Want to go with […]

A Prom Princess of Mars




For Savannah       Angry, frozen snowflakes hissed against Derrick’s window.  Cold seeped through cracks in his Dad’s stupid, sagging house and gathered around his ankles.       He pulled his afghan off the bed and pulled it to his chin.  The scratchy yarn smelled like gingerbread and sage incense.  Like […]

Finding Christmas



      Stanley initiated a standard scan and watched the numbers scroll across his screen.  "That’s not right," he muttered.  He stopped the test and restarted it.  He stared at the image on the screen.  His mind drifted.  He reached forward, and jumped when his fingers hit smooth plastic.       […]

Feeding the Master



  For Dylan, Kiefer and Lleyton                  I spun in a fast, uncontrolled circle, my mouth guard half-out, my visor cracked, and my own blood floating in front of me in a spray of perfectly round orbs.              Gloved hands pulled the heavy, black rubber ball out of […]

Top of the Game



      Talia picked her way through the shattered revolving door.  Singed bills fluttered in the pre-storm breeze as she ducked beneath police tape and took in the scene.       The bomb had taken out the vault door and blown half the back wall away.       It was impressive work.  […]

Out in the Rain