Short Stories

Stupid, Stupid Cubecats

Writing Prompt - Humans manage to contact an alien civilization. They are less intelligent than us. "Lemme tell y'all about sea squirts." Amy clicks through to the next slide. "The sea squirt spends its wee young days floating around, doin' like a squirty do, until it finds…


a man walks into a bar

Writing Prompt - Your generic character "walks into a bar", but instead of getting to a punchline, the story transitions to a depressing and insightful story. What a joke. . . . Knock knock. Who's there? An interruption. Not an interrupting cow, but it still breaks my concentration, then, it breaks…


What, you think they left anything in the will for the butler?

Writing Prompt - Bruce Wayne is killed alongside his parents on that fateful night. Describe Gotham decades later, with no Batman to protect it. What, you think they left anything in the will for the butler? Alfred is cleaning a wine glass, at his bar four blocks down from where…


Water is Life, Water is Death

Writing Prompt - The Galaxy is divided into two opposing camps: those to whom water is life, and those to whom it is death. The problem once was admitting that they are alive. The problem is now getting them to forgive us. When the rebellion sparked, we tried to extinguish…


Museum of Eternal Damnation

Writing Prompt - A man dies and goes to Heaven, only to find that every day there is a mandatory viewing of everyone in hell, where he sees his mom and wife burning. UPDATE on May 6th: Whoo, I'm #1 on reddit's r/bestof! Everybody loves Hitler. It's 8 o'clock…