Hole Goats

Plumber comes out of the bathroom, toolbox in hand. “Well?” “You’re all set,” says the plumber. “Now that you’ll be feeding the big guy again, I don’t ‘spect he should give you any more problems.” “Feeding? Feeding who?” Plumber narrows his eyes. “You don’t know? Know what? Plumber sighs. “Some of these old places out here, they were built back before the current sewer system … Continue reading Hole Goats

A Murder

“Look at this,” said Owen, pointing at his feet. “Same welcome mat, all these years later.” He chuckled and shook his head, a shooting star of a lopsided grin flickering across his face for a brief moment before vanishing back into darkness. “Are you seeing what I’m pointing at? Did you even look?” Liz’s eyeballs popped up above the frames of her obnoxiously big sunglasses … Continue reading A Murder


“That doesn’t sound very Rightway™.” “It’s not supposed to.” “Well, you have to follow Rightway™.” Arms folded defiantly. “Who says?” Furrowed brow. “What do you mean, ‘Who says?’” Shrug. “I like to do things the right way. The right way for me.”   “That’s not Rightway™.” Frustrated sigh. “There is no one correct way for everyone to do everything. We are individuals, not machines to … Continue reading Rightway™

With New Eyes

Yet another unearthed bit of writing from yours truly. I’d forgotten this even existed. With New Eyes By Patrick Walts “Quit sulking. You already knew what they’d say. Feeling sorry for yourself isn’t going to change their minds.” Galen the Sixth sighed and lowered his head even further between his knees. He remained in that position, silent, for several long moments before sitting up and … Continue reading With New Eyes