The Sinking of Bethany Ann Crane (Chapter One)

by K. Kris Loomis in Fiction

July 8, 1955 The men in the black sedans first arrived in Grover Springs, South Carolina the day Caleb Crane turned eighteen. Caleb was at Jolene’s beauty parlor when the strange cars drove past, not because he needed a haircut, but because his heart raced every time he was near the young beautician. It was […]

The Perfect Ring (A Drabble)

by K. Kris Loomis in Fiction

It took Jackson five months to find the perfect ring. He had been seeing Zena off and on for four years, and while he was not at first smitten, recently he had developed an attraction to her flirty personality and sense of humor. She got him. Zena smiled when he bounded into the beauty parlor and gestured […]

A Bright Future (A Short Story)

by K. Kris Loomis in Fiction

“Mr. Harris, Ms. Jenkins will be right with you.” Jack thanked the secretary and popped a breath mint into his mouth as he walked over to the bulletin board to pass the time. Not much had changed, he thought as he looked at the club sign up sheets on the large cork-board. Chess club. Three […]

A Night Before Christmas Drabble

by K. Kris Loomis in Fiction

It was the night before Christmas and she was going dancing. Shayla studied her tired reflection as she applied her bright red lipstick. Years of ballet. Jazz. Tap. So many recitals. Tutus. Blistered toes. Class after class. Trophy after trophy. Her parents’ disappointment when she turned down the generous dance scholarship to the prestigious Adelphi […]

Already Dead (A Short Story)

by K. Kris Loomis in Fiction

The dwarf called out to the man in the adjoining cell, “Hey, human. What is your name?” Ian strained against the chains to reach the itch on his left shoulder. He didn’t like dwarfs and their stupid little voices so he didn’t answer. “Human!” the dwarf shouted. “I need someone to talk to. Please. I […]

The Cage (A Flash Fiction Piece)

by K. Kris Loomis in Fiction

Every time she tried to flex her feet she felt the restriction. She had not been able to move her legs for several hours. Her lower body resembled a stump, bound all the way up to her rib cage. The windows had been blackened out with heavy fabric and the lack of illumination ensured her […]

A Tough Decision (A Flash Fiction Piece)

by K. Kris Loomis in Fiction

He had a tough decision to make, no question about it. He had faced similar threats before and had managed (miraculously) to recover so he tried to stave off the pumping adrenaline before panic set in. After all, this is what you get for playing with the big boys. Think, he said to himself. Just […]