Short Stories and Other Works of Fiction

Condom Run – How Getting Rubbers Saved My Life

Bringing a hot girl to my dorm room was not something I ever expected would happen to me. I’m not the popular type, never was. Hell, I’m a freaking nerd! Making out, however, felt great. Her lips were so soft, her kiss sensual, but domineering. She pushed me onto the ...
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Cleaning at Night Just Ain’t Right

If you’d asked me ten years ago where I’d see myself now, it definitely wouldn’t have been working at a cleaning company. No, back then, I had higher aspirations. I even dropped out of school chasing some vague, unrealistic dream. After things didn’t work out, I had to accept the ...
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A Needle in a Hay Stack

When I was a little boy, my two best friends, and I loved nothing more than to sneak into Old Herbert’s barn. Old Herbert had been a farmer all his life, one of the biggest in our small town. By now, though, he’d retired, and all that remained was an ...
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Family in Black and White

I loved old black-and-white photographs from the day my mother showed me the old photo albums of my grandparents. These tiny images were like windows to a different time, a different world even. With fascination I marveled at the huge old farmhouse my family used to live in a century ...
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The Bizarrie of Monsieur Delancey

Do you ever wonder why children see the world so differently? Why can they be so enchanted by the simplest and most mundane of things? I never bothered with things like this. Childhood was a thing of the past, and all its incredible sights had been replaced by logic and ...
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Choose Your Own Adventure

It was one of those days. You know, the ones when you feel a little lost when you’re looking for something. It’s just that you don’t know what it is. Just a nagging, little voice in the back of your head. After all, just one of those days. As I ...
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The Rules – Instructions on How to Succeed at Cat Sitting

My friend Josh was my polar opposite. He was a young successful entrepreneur and, frankly said, filthy rich. I on the other hand was a perpetual failure, who lived in a small one-room apartment, always looking to make it to the end of the month. While Josh owned a flourishing ...
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I Was Offered 100.000 Euros to Beta-Test a New Piece of Virtual Reality Technology – Final Part

As I sat up in the grass, I realized that it had all been fake. The entire second reality, the insane Kitagawa and even the supposed brain damage I was suffering from. It had all been another part of their simulation. I grew angry before rage overtook me. “The fuck ...
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I Was Offered 100.000 Euros to Beta-Test a New Piece of Virtual Reality Technology – Part 2

“What the hell are you talking about?” “You arrived here at our Munich facility this morning to test our new immersion rig.” With that, Dr. Kitagawa pointed at a different contraption. One I’d never seen before. It looked almost like a giant wheel a person could be strapped to. A ...
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I Was Offered 100.000 Euros to Beta-Test a New Piece of Virtual Reality Technology – Part 1

“Hitting rock bottom doesn’t mean you have to stay there.” - Michelle Parsons That was the reason I found myself in front of a small, mundane office building in the outskirts of Berlin. It should be the greatest mistake of my life, even more so than all the shit I’d ...
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