Rabbits: An Of Mice and Men Fanfiction, Part III

I must have been out of my mind, but in that moment, for the first time, I wanted to lay my secret to rest. And more than anything, I wanted to lay my secret to rest with Melissa. I hesitated for just a moment but I spoke. “You know, I had a partner once, big fella named Lennie,” I said. Melissa smiled encouragingly at me. … Continue reading Rabbits: An Of Mice and Men Fanfiction, Part III

Ice Cubes: An Of Mice and Men Fanfiction, Part II

It was funny, how fast it continued. George felt like time just sped on and on, gaining momentum like a wheel rolling down a dusty hill. The world wasn’t as dusty now. They talked about his youth in history books and his grandchildren were shocked to learn that that was a real time. What had been his reality had become their fairy tale, a world … Continue reading Ice Cubes: An Of Mice and Men Fanfiction, Part II

The Best Laid Plans: An Of Mice and Men Fanfiction, Part I

From there, the road just continued, one step after step after step after step after step. The road was always dusty and hot as only a California road could be. George couldn’t remember what it was like not to have grit in his teeth. He had wandered halfway to Sacramento before he even realized what he was doing. And just as he realized, his jaw … Continue reading The Best Laid Plans: An Of Mice and Men Fanfiction, Part I

In The Rooms of The Black Pig: A Tale of Two Cities Fanfiction

The rooms of The Black Pig were not pleasant ones. They were low, gloomy, smoky rooms, the walls black with grease and soot. Often, they stank of vomit from cheap beer. Carton thought they were ideal. Tonight, he’d taken out a private room. He wanted to drink himself into a stupor in peace. Alone. Or not quite alone. The red-faced barkeep, Mrs. Smythe, put her … Continue reading In The Rooms of The Black Pig: A Tale of Two Cities Fanfiction

Pansies For Your Thoughts: A Hamlet Fanfiction

There was no doubt that I had to leave Elsinore Castle, but for my own sake, I could not do it quietly. To try to slip away would mean certain death. Not just for me — for Hamlet, Laertes, and for all I knew, even more. No, to escape with my life, I would have to make sure there were witnesses. They would see me … Continue reading Pansies For Your Thoughts: A Hamlet Fanfiction

New Year 1923: A Great Gatsby fanfiction, Part I

The pretty blonde lady was at every party in Boston. Watching her was exhilarating and exhausting, a perpetual stream of color and chatter and motion. Daisy Buchanan was her name. That year, it was the most popular name on the east coast. I was lucky enough to meet her once, on New Years’ Eve in 1922. To be honest, the party was a little too … Continue reading New Year 1923: A Great Gatsby fanfiction, Part I