Twas The Night Before Christmas

Twas The Night Before Christmas

by Clement Clarke Moore Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there; The children were nestled all snug in...
The Government Against Santa Claus

The Government Against Santa Claus

The US Justice Department announced today that it will file an antitrust suit against Santa Claus. “He’s got a monopoly on delivering presents on Christmas Eve,” said Justice Department spokesperson Ben Scrudge. “Plus he’s giving those presents away for free. Who can...
The Westerner

The Westerner

By Badger Clark My fathers sleep on the sunrise plains, And each one sleeps alone. Their trails may dim to the grass and rains, For I choose to make my own. I lay proud claim to their blood and name, But I lean on no dead kin; My name is mine for the praise or scorn,...
Invictus

Invictus

“I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul.”   Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud....
A Dearth of Eagles – Chapter One: The Writer

A Dearth of Eagles – Chapter One: The Writer

Kalin Baronov was about to die. Georgi Leonidov had saved Kalin’s life more times than could be remembered. Now he would cause his death. On this black Belasitsa night, elite agents of the Durjavna Sigurnost advanced on him from three sides. Only the sheer cliff face...