What Wakes the Rooster (Part 11)

Sonny spent the day wandering near the fruit trees, his head down and his face serious in thought. In the afternoon, as he rested in some shade, a ripple through the long grass weaved toward him, and a dark, whiskered little face popped up. Sonny tilted his head and stared at the rat twitching its... Continue Reading →

The Curse of Gary (Part 44)

The triumphant beast rose, the head of its vanquished enemy still in its mouth. As the rat's limp body dangled, the beast turned its bloodthirsty glare upon Victor. He pressed his hands to the floor, ready to shove himself right back under the bed, but then an odd look came over the beast's face. Its... Continue Reading →

The Curse of Gary (Part 43)

Victor kept fit and had remarkable core strength, yet it wasn't long before he noticed a tremor in his arms: he would not be able to hold himself up much longer. He looked down and saw the rat staring back up at him. His hands began to slip. "Come on." Inch by inch he shuffled... Continue Reading →

The Curse of Gary (Part 42)

Minutes dragged by and Victor's head nodded gradually forward. He rubbed his eyes and slapped his cheek. "Come on. Can't sit here all night." The rat continued watching him. "Gross. Freaking rats. Disgusting." He picked up a pencil from the desk and threw it under the bed. From the shadows a whiskered nose emerged; Victor... Continue Reading →

The Curse of Gary (Part 41)

In the corner by the window, Victor checked the oddly stained floor. "I guess this is the spot." He put the ball of his foot down and leaned his weight onto it. A section of timber broke off beneath him and he fell on his backside as his foot dropped through the gap. "Damn it!"... Continue Reading →

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