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Broken

BROKEN by Jeff Folschinsky SETTING: Inside a cemetery next to a single tombstone. There is a bench located next to a grave. AT RISE: It’s a cool fall afternoon. JEANNIE enters, in her late forties. The years have not been kind to her. She slowly approaches the grave, stopping for a moment, taking her hat […]

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Dear Rodrick — Eclectic Voices

October 31, 2016 Leave a comment

Part of our annual Halloween issue. Read at the 2016 Lit Crawl. by Jeff Folschinsky Dear Rodrick, It’s with a heartfelt apology, that I must inform you that I will not be able to make it to this year’s festival of Samhain, or All Hallows Eve, as the provincials call it. Instead of enjoying the […]

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100 Word Challenge: Bibliomancy — Eclectic Voices

April 12, 2016 Leave a comment

Challenge of the Month: Bibliomancy–open a random book from your shelf, turn to any random page, and find the third word in the first sentence on that page. That is the title of your next 100-word story. __________________________________ Clean by Jeff Folschinsky Clean is not how I would have chosen the describe the situation. It was […]

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100 Word Story Challenge: Science Fiction

January 11, 2016 Leave a comment

Challenge of the month: write a 100 word (or less) science fiction story.   _____________________________________________________ Medical Officer Off Entry This is Med-lab, date 2046-02-25. Dr. Clarence Bender issuing vocal recording. In lieu of Science Officer Benji Crowder, deceased, I have now undertaken examination of the artifact discovered on M-126. Object appears completely spherical and roughly […]

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100 Word Story Challenge: Pagan Traditions

December 15, 2015 Leave a comment

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Challenge of the month: write 100 word fiction (or less) about a pagan tradition. Real or made-up, it doesn’t matter.
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A Prayer to Black Friday
Hear me, oh high lord of the deal, and take pity on your faithful follower. Give me the strength to trample the unbelievers, so I might make my way to the altar of the 60% off flat screens, while supplies last.

For my need of pristine super bowl converge is great, but my funds are few.

May the undeserving turn to dust and clear a convenient way through to the check-out counter and then onto my energy inefficient SUV.

Ye thee, may an extended warranty be included but is never required.

In your name be praised, amen.

—-written by Jeff Folschinsky

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The Ticking Of My Heart

October 16, 2015 Leave a comment

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Old clock close up view

Part of the Halloween Issue 2015

By Jeff Folschinsky 

She could hear the ticking of the pocket watch. Like the unending heartbeat, it’s gears moved along, pulsating with life. Life that its owner no longer had. Life that the woman holding it had taken. A moment of insanity on her part, one she would forever regret. At the time though, she felt that she hadn’t had a choice. Like a part in a play she were merely acting out. A play she was attempting to now write as she sat in front of her keyboard.

Everything seemed like a dream though, and she couldn’t concentrate. She just sat in front of the computer and stared at the blank screen. Rubbing her thumb seductively over the front of the pocket watch. Every once in awhile clicking the button, so the front of it would open up. Only to close it again…

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Pink Bag of Poo

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hydrant-96509_1280By Jeff Folschinsky
I’ve been mugged three times this year, twice the year before, and twice the year before that. I don’t know why, I guess I’ve just got one of those faces that said, “Hey, come rip me off. I’m an easy target.”

So needless to say when a new product comes out to discourage muggings, I’m obviously one of the first ones to check it out. The only thing is all the stuff they come up with is worthless.

I mean I’ve tried them all from pepper sprays to personal alarms and they don’t do crap. Believe it or not the only thing that I’ve experienced that had any marginal amount of success was a rape whistle, and the only reason for that was the attacker was laughing so hard he was having trouble going through with it. Keep in mind though, he did manage to pull it…

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