Stories

I’ve posted a new short story over on my main site.  It’s called The Deadline, and it’s a sort of dotcom horror thing.  This is actually a new/old story:  I started writing it in 1999 and never finished it. I recently dug it up again and realized it wasn’t that bad, although it’s kind of […]

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I used to count the feet. At sundown all the chickens march into the chicken coop and hop onto the roost to put themselves to bed. I go out a little bit later with a flashlight to close the door of the chicken coop so that nothing would get at them at night. Every night […]

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(Part One, Part Two, Part Three) So you’re probably thinking, “Hey Laura, it’s been a really super long time since you wrote about that shed/chicken coop of yours. Surely you’ve made some progress that you could write about. Surely the shed isn’t just sitting there in your yard, incomplete, in the rain, taunting you with […]

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(Part One, Part Two) A number of years back the roller on a drawer broke in our old refrigerator. This wasn’t that big a deal; the fridge still worked, but it was kind of a pain that the drawer didn’t open easily. But since the fridge was old, and cranky, and used a lot of […]

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(read Part One here) After Greg delivered the old shed onto my driveway it sat there for close to nine months. I was too busy to clear the road to the chicken yard, and Greg apparently didn’t need his trailer back, because he never called me to demand that we finish moving it. Even braced […]

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