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To Get Her Together: short story from Realms Uncharted

by VJ Miller, Sr.

This story can be also seen in my anthology of short stories, “Realms Uncharted – Tales From the Past, Present & Future” that is currently available on Amazon Kindle and in PB from CreatSpace.

Realms 3DSOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED. That’s what the cover on the box said. Sherman had no idea exactly how much that simple statement meant. His balding, rotund, elderly figure could scarcely handle getting the crate in from the front porch where the bellicose delivery man left it. Even the enticement of a healthy tip and a cool drink could not get the indolent bastard to bring it any farther than the front porch. He reminded Sherman, in his imperious manner, of the words emblazoned on the side of his delivery van: “Door to Door Service”; it said nothing about carrying it inside. To hell with him. He’d do it himself. Continue reading To Get Her Together: short story from Realms Uncharted

Pet Shop

by VJ Miller, Sr.

 Otto Dengler awoke slowly in the dark.  He sensed first the uncomfortable chill of the air, then the pasty taste of his mouth.  He reached for the blanket to cover his naked body but couldn’t find it.  Stiff and sore from the cold, the mattress felt unusually hard; in fact, he could swear he was laying on a bed full of crumbs.  He didn’t recall eating anything in bed; he never did that.

Rising to another level of consciousness he sat up.  His back prickled all over; his buttocks felt like he’d sat on crushed glass.  Startled, he flipped over to his hands and knees.  While his senses warmed up from their stupor he became aware he’d been laying on gravel.  A handful rubbed between the fingers was flung to the side. Continue reading Pet Shop