Short fiction2020-10-22T14:56:21+01:00

Short fiction

Read some of my short stories & flash fiction.

Gas-o-line

I pulled my arm back in and rolled up the window. My watch said it was 3:55. Almost 4 AM and I was still driving through the night. I was glad we left Austin around midnight. That way we could beat the morning traffic. We were looking forward to having the time of our lives visiting the annual Blues Festival in Mississippi.

The fuel gauge indicated there was still enough gas to drive for another hundred miles. There was just one problem — the next town […]

October 30th, 2021|

Nevermind

Red means stop, orange means caution, and green means go. I watched as the light in front of me went from orange to red while my car came to a halt. It was the only car on this street, so I had all the time in the world to slow down. Maybe I could have even run the red light if I wanted to. My mind was preoccupied with other things, so it was a miracle I even saw the light turn orange. It’s been about an hour since […]

October 19th, 2021|

El Curandero

I looked at the bar, thinking to myself.

“What the hell am I even doing here? This is nothing but a scam, a complete waste of time.”

The keys of my car were dangling in my hand, still unsure about my decision. I pressed the key and I heard the locks of my car getting activated. I pressed it one more time, just to be sure. One can never be careful enough, especially in a place like this. 

I made my way towards the bar, and walked through […]

August 12th, 2021|

El Enano Loco

I suppose I had it coming. People just aren’t good for each other. Maybe I should start by introducing myself and give you a general idea of how I got here. My name is Javier and I’m a petty car thief. I’m not proud of it, but I have this uncontrollable urge to boost cars. Not just any car, only the ones that speak to me. I can’t explain it, but it feels like it wants me to steal it. It’s the only thing I know how to do, […]

July 29th, 2021|
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