ALL THE FUN OF THE FAIR

Jess watched the children. Smiling, waving , spinning. Shouts of glee filled the air. Behind the music and laughter the metal gears of the amusement ride clanked and creaked. Hearing that mechanical jolt Jess froze, staring into the past and hearing the screams. A flash of twisted metal, upturned carriages, sirens. 'You okay?' her mother…

BLACK GOLD

'This is it?' Hank spat. 'What the hell is this?' 'Ain't no pot of gold, that's for sure.' Kurt answered. 'A goddamn shack in the middle of a goddamn wilderness. I done told you chasing rainbows was an idiot idea.' 'You're right, Hank. I should've listened.' They stood kicking loose dirt. The rain stopped, the…