THE CROW, a Short Story

by Jackie Houchin   Okay, I guess it was my fault, but it was an understandable mistake. Sure, I should have double-checked, but I hadn’t, so sue me! Oops, I didn’t mean to use that word, although being sued was the least of my worries after the “incident.” I had really wanted to kill the pesky crows that were…

JUMP! a Short Story

by Jackie Houchin I’m standing on the edge of a lookout point on the rim of the Grand Canyon. It’s just before dawn. I can see the sky in the east becoming less black. I’ll have to do it soon. I don’t want to be a spectacle for curious eyes. I just want it done.…

Western Intruder, by Jake

Prologue Bang, whiz; bang whiz, went a gun. “Aaarghhh!” Uncle Davy yells. Bang whizz, went another gun.“Ai!” the Intruder shouts. “Uncle Davy!” I cry. “It’s over,” the Intruder says. “No.” Bang. Whizzz.“Ahhh! Aughhhhh!” The Intruder cries. “NO!!!” Creak. Smack. Bang; whizz. Krshack. “He’s gone!” I cry. “No!” “Uhhhhh……” I hear. “Uncle Davy!” I say, “Are…

NORMA PINK AND THE AVOCADO CAPER

A short story by Jackie Houchin Norma Pink, or “Pinkie” as her husband used to call her in romantic moments, is a senior Private Eye, a mature female Dick, a golden oldie detective, who looks into the indiscretions of others and reveals them to the authorities – any one of several entities. Norma’s most recent…