Tedium 9 – Delilah Reveals the Truth (Fiction)

Tedium 9 – Delilah Reveals the Truth (Fiction)

Jarette was speeding into the desert night with Delilah beside him. It was dead silent except for the sound of the truck’s engine and its wheels on the asphalt. Headlights struck the darkness illuminating a sliver of road ahead with nothing but sand, rocks, and scrub...
Tedium 8 – An Apocalyptic Roadside Attraction (Fiction)

Tedium 8 – An Apocalyptic Roadside Attraction (Fiction)

It was macabre. A gothic children’s exhibit. A series of blackened and burnt structures had been cobbled together to form a methamphetamine miniature golf course in the center of nowhere. Jarette was on the border of Utah and Nevada just outside the small town of...
Tedium 7 – Delilah’s Confession (Fiction)

Tedium 7 – Delilah’s Confession (Fiction)

Music rose from the jukebox. First a whispered woman’s voice singing, then gentle guitar spilled over a seductive dance of bass, percussion, and piano. Jarette immediately recognized the song and the singer. Once I Loved by Astrud Gilberto. “You like this, Cowboy?”...
Tedium 6 – The Bartendress in the Center of Nowhere (Fiction)

Tedium 6 – The Bartendress in the Center of Nowhere (Fiction)

Numbed and on edge after surviving the drive through a night of torrential rain, with lightning piercing through the dark like a strobe light in a throbbing dance club, Jarette had arrived in Middlegate, Nevada. A speck in the center of nowhere. My mind feels like...
Tedium 5 – Rock ‘n’ Roll Meltdown (Fiction)

Tedium 5 – Rock ‘n’ Roll Meltdown (Fiction)

The distant clouds rose up like snarling beasts curling and black. Bursts of lightning streaked across them. Electric eels swirling and dancing against the demonic darkness. It was as if the deepest depths of the ocean had become the sky and Jarette drove toward it....