The last drip from the IV made him wake up in screaming agony.  A nurse with dirt under her nails and a cigarette in her mouth lazily walked over to him, looking at him up and down. "What's your problem, freak?" His throat was dry and she knew it.  That IV solution, whatever it was, … Continue reading Hell

Launch Day

The stolen, ratty, brown Jeep that had served the friends since teenagehood swerved between blown up cars and debris.  Two friends sat in the back, holding assault rifles, watching their six as the driver friend tried their best to keep the Jeep steady.  The friend in the passenger seat bounced their knee nervously, jumping when … Continue reading Launch Day