Short Story Sunday

The Cape Cod Masquerade by Mary Higgins Clark This was one of my favorites from Clark's Death Wears a Beauty Mask and Other Stories that I read a few weeks ago. Alvirah and Willy Meehan are visiting Cape Cod in search of some peace and quiet. Their neighbor, a young woman staying alone, seems a little odd [...]

Short Story Sunday

A long time ago (maybe two years, ha) I was obsessed with short stories. I shared dozens of them right here on Words for Everything. Most were science fiction, you might recall, as I was on a bit of a kick at the time. I thought it might be fun to start sharing short stories [...]

Science Fiction Friday: “Inconstant Moon” by Larry Niven – Bring On that Nova Weather

“Inconstant Moon” begs the questions: If this was your last night on Earth what would you do? More importantly, who would you choose to be with? “What I wanted was someone who would join my…farewell party without asking the wrong questions.” –Stan, “Inconstant Moon” This story begins in San Diego, California late one night when [...]

Science Fiction Friday: J.G. Ballard, “Chronopolis”

 J.G. Ballard’s “The Chronopolis” tells of Conrad Newman who, while waiting on death row, contemplates his past and his discovery of the city of Chronopolis. Conrad lives in a world where the concept of time is obsolete. (i.e., no checking your iPhone every minute and a half for no reason). His society functions lazily with [...]