Birds

      Elvira Drake
Birds

Lori muses about birds, her birds, as her nagging psychiatrist pushes for further explanation.Lori muses about birds, her birds, as her nagging psychiatrist, Dr. Mack, pushes for further explanation. He seems to enjoy pushing her buttons, or maybe she's just imagining it. Her answers don't please him. She tries to hide her true, dark thoughts from him by distracting him with talk of birds.
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    Anthony Miller

      Elvira Drake
Anthony Miller

Anthony Miller, divorced with two teenage kids, is an unassuming office worker. So no one expects the man threatening to jump off the top of a high rise building is him!"Aliens Did NOT Destroy Chicago" is the title of a video discovered on the internet after claims that aliens nuked the city are broadcast on new networks. The story is told in that format, with a transcriber copying all of the spoken text into long form. In this short fiction, the author formulates a scenario where a major US city is destroyed by a false flag operation, and what might occur if the scale were so monstrous it could barely be believed. The reader is challenged to examine perceptions and exercise discernment through the use of media.
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    Fire Boy

      Elvira Drake
Fire Boy

Fire Boy is a short story about Jeremy Scott, a thirteen-year-old, bed-wetting pyromaniac with a grim home life and an awkward social life. What can become of such a sad creature?Fire Boy is a tragical short story about Jeremy Scott, a thirteen-year-old, bed-wetting pyromaniac with a grim home life and an awkward social life. What can become of such a sad creature? He has no friends. He likes a girl but he can't seem to do anything right. He acts impulsively. He's dangerous. One man, the father or the girl he likes, tries to reach out to him but is quickly disappointed in him. One could easily predict what kind of man he will grow up to be, but will he ever get the chance?
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    Project Spiralbound

      Elvira Drake
Project Spiralbound

John Mortenson, a poor student at an Ivy League university trying to make some easy money gets trapped in a bizarre psychological experiment. (This story was inspired by the true story of Ted Kaczynski, better known as the Unabomber, and the mind control experiments he was subjected to as a young Harvard student.)John Mortenson is a highly intelligent but poor student at an Ivy League university. One day, when he returns to his dorm, he sees a note taped up to his door. It's an invitation to a philosophical discussion. Participants will be paid! Being in dire need of funds and a lover of philosophy, he decides to go. This may turn out to be the worst decision he's ever made.(This story was inspired by the true story of Ted Kaczynski, better known as the Unabomber, and the mind control experiments he was subjected to as a young Harvard student.)
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