After seeing an episode of Law & Order in which a mother murdered her infant child by forcing it to swallow a kitchen sponge, forty-one-year-old Todd Melkin was even more convinced that he had a tumor in his brain.
Shortly before Kenton Pierce discovered the bones — human bones — he flushed thirteen ruffed grouse.
Jon could imagine three possibilities as to why he had been called to Principal Minelli’s office, none of them good.
She could barely make him out. He—she was certain the figure was a he—was a fleck, a disturbance on the horizon, and—this was another certainty—he was coming her way.
Jack slowed the orange VDOT truck, lurching to a stop in front of the carcass on the side of Route 603.
Reina was six years old when her father took her up the long winding mountain road to see the dying Giant.
Near the edge of Lake Shikotsu in southwest Hokkaido, Yuudai Takahashi claimed a patch of flat, dry land.
Because of a morning assembly and then a fire drill during first block, first lunch was postponed...
An 18-wheeler carrying ten thousand kilos of watermelons had wrecked spectacularly, spilling its cargo from a height of two kilometers, near the peak of the Tu-Ashu mountain pass that looms over the cold northern provinces of Kyrgyzstan.
In the center of town was a square, and in the center of the square was a huge green lawn, and in the center of the lawn was a booth.
When he was six, his father held a knife to his throat and threatened to kill him if he ever touched his LPs again.
Grown now and alone, Manion remembers his past as severed bits of planets revolving around his mother, the sun.