Christy’s Short Stories

Sly: Night time Shenanigans

  The air feels cool as it blows gently against me during an evening walk.  Within moments  I arrive at a park I have been to many times before.  I head for the Barnes path, my favorite spot and where I have taken meditative walks. All is quiet except for the leaves and tree branches […]

Meeting King Richard III

  Meeting King Richard III…in the afterlife A gentleman with neatly trimmed black hair and circle beard; wearing a tailored dark gray suite with faint light grey stripes steps out of thick fog to greet what he believes is another “Richard III enthusiast.” Until the twentieth century he rarely dealt with anyone and then Richard’s […]

Solution

  Solution: Part 3 of Radio Waves A 191 days later Othi Xouqphon and his sister Baitair Dang stare at an illuminated light bulb, an ancient device, adopted by their Kind as one of the symbols for solution.  Within moments the light bulb disappears. In its place appears a black square with a round blue and silver-colored button. […]

Radio Waves

  An electromagnetic waves oscillate in front of scientist and technician Othi Xouphon’ eyes. A repeated pattern of high and low pressure that emits a hissing and static sounds.  Only instead of creating  images that Othi Xouqfon and his Kind can understand these sound waves remain as they are. However, this does not mean Othi Xouqfon  […]

Friendship: Changes

  Dear Bonnie, Thank you for the kind words,  I really appreciated them. My brother came home from the hospital on Saturday and is trying to adjust to his new diet that does not include simple starches, salt and fatty foods. His whole life he has disliked eating fruit and vegetables. For a time he […]

Friendship:Lincoln Trip

  Dear Liam, You’re right I am SO looking forward to my trip.  These last few weeks have been hectic!   It will feel great to visit Springfield and re-experience all things Lincoln.   Among the things I will do is visit a natural history museum and a house that belonged to an artist and poet, neither […]

Friendship

  Dear Liam, Can you believe it, today marks our 15th year writing to each other! I remember searching the Internet looking for a site to gain a pen pal and found a website called Friendship.   I checked out different profiles not expecting much then I see your smiling face. You were wearing a […]

Defying Nature: Marika

  How could she have been so wrong about Marcos?  When she met him, he seemed liked just the kind of  man she wanted to get to know more.  He appeared honest, very intelligent, well-educated, and a respected doctor not to mention quite handsome.  After their second meeting, she made discreet inquiries through her father, […]

Defying Nature: Gavril

  Terror grips Marcos just as it did years before when Reverend Father Alexis shouted at him in Greek demanding a demon leave the boy’s body. Only this time it is Reverend Father Dimitrous. A few days before the boy’s was in police custody after his failed attempt to subdue Gavril and do another “miracle […]

Defying Nature : The Demon

Reverend Father Dimitris sits ashen faced and stunned across from Sergeant Areleous. Six years earlier he thought Reverend Father Nikias’s concern over a demon inhabiting his nephew was far-fetched especially after meeting the shy, respectful boy himself.  So he disregarded the request made to him to discreetly watch the boy for signs of a demon.  […]

Defying Nature:Fotis

  Six years later. Sister Anna recounts the boys in the eastern dormitory. Her frustration shows with creased brow and lips so tightly together that the middle of her top lip bumps out a little further than her bottom lip.  Four hours before she had monitored twenty-five boys getting ready for bed and then counted […]

Defying Nature: Burial

  A group of four dressed in black stand several feet away from a small coffin that lies next to an open-pit where it will later be lowered into for final burial.  A Greek Orthodox priest presides over the service.  Missing from the small group of mourners is Nikias, Kallias’s brother.  Their mother Avra whispers […]

Defying Nature: Kallias

  Two hours after Kallias left the church, he is in his in-laws apartment.  He fights tears as he attempts to break the terrible news both of his wife and of his son.  “Our neighbor Mrs. Sanna was watching Marcos…he started gasping and__” “Marcos is dead,” states Michel, Kallias’s father-in-law, flatly causing his wife Chara […]

The Bully

    The snow was falling in thick layers outside of my elementary school, and I was feeling on edge. At the start of this winter day, I awoke in bed hoping the snow had begun while I was asleep, and thick snow covered the ground. I took the covers in my right hand and […]