Watch (an acrostic poem)


When the hands swept past noon

All eyes were drawn to the two men standing in the street

Today only one of them would walk away

Capping a monumental story of conflict between two protagonists

High above, the bells chimed out, punctuated by two percussive blasts, and then dead silence

Double Cross (A 100 word story)

The smash to his head was the first hint that someone disagreed with what Ted had said to the youth on his lawn.  He stumbled backward, finally finding his balance.

Ted was still trying to shake out the cobwebs, when the kid that hit him then charged him.  Ted took the youth’s shoulder in his gut, knocking the wind from him.  The youth threw Ted up and off his feet, smashing Ted backward to the ground.

The kid stood over Ted. “You want to play doctor with little girls?  You even look at my sister again I will kill you.”