My Daughter’s Birthday – R. Tilly

I remember when my daughter turned ten years old. I was sitting at home in my apartment. My former wife didn’t want me to see her, but I kept getting the call from my daughter asking when I was coming over. I didn’t have the heart to tell her that I couldn’t come. That her … Continue reading My Daughter’s Birthday – R. Tilly


The Pretender King – M. Payne

During the entire journey to the castle, the rightful king’s army sang songs of his legend. He stood at the gate, his 20,000 men at his back, and demanded to “speak with the pretender king.” The newly crowned king, an infamously cruel warrior, lowered the gate to meet him,  flanked by his guard. “I am … Continue reading The Pretender King – M. Payne