Contract Short story by Iris Carden “Can you put a price on a human life?” he asked. “Of course, I can,” she said. “It’s a hundred thousand if it’s going to be an easy job. It goes up in fifty thousand dollar increments for degrees of difficulty.” Her voice was low, quiet, but he could…… Continue reading Contract

The End of the Day

The End of the Day Short story by Iris Carden “Always take time at the end of the day,” Katie’s mother used to say. “Spend some time reflecting, sorting things out, making sense of everything. There’s never enough time while things are actually happening. So take some time at the end of the day.” So…… Continue reading The End of the Day

Siren Song

Siren Song Short story by Iris Carden “Selina, welcome to the Morning Show,” the interviewer said, in her overly bright and bubbly manner. Selina had already forgotten her name. “It’s great to be here,” Selina answered. “You’re in town for the big concert tonight, and I understand tickets for the arena have already sold out.”…… Continue reading Siren Song

Week in Review

What I’ve been writing Sunday Fearing the New A blog post about my anxiety because I have to see a new rheumatologist. Monday A Warning of Things to Come Continuing the adventures of Orsinius Wishlet, the reformed kleptomaniac wisp. Tuesday Time and Time Again Two people are on an alien spacecraft and find an item…… Continue reading Week in Review

We All Scream

We All Scream Short story by Iris Carden Shopping with ten year old twins wasn’t easy. By the time both Christopher and Catherine (Kit and Kat to their friends), had new school shoes and backpacks, Helen was exhausted. That’s when they noticed it. A new ice cream shop had opened in the shopping centre. “Twenty…… Continue reading We All Scream