Category: "Twist"

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11/25/13

  05:38:00 pm, by Nic Wilson   , 2833 words  
Categories: Twist

Twist: Chapter 24

I didn't sleep, so I can't say Gram woke me the next morning banging pots around in the kitchen. I knew better than to even think it could be Hanah as I descended the stairs. ?I'm leaving,? I told her. ?Oh?? she asked, sounding dubious, but… more »
  03:46:00 pm, by Nic Wilson   , 2833 words  
Categories: Twist

Twist: Chapter 24

I didn't sleep, so I can't say Gram woke me the next morning banging pots around in the kitchen. I knew better than to even think it could be Hanah as I descended the stairs. ?I'm leaving,? I told her. ?Oh?? she asked, sounding dubious, but not turnin… more »

11/24/13

  03:45:00 pm, by Nic Wilson   , 2207 words  
Categories: Twist

Twist: Chapter 23

I never found the gas station. I wandered around down town for hours. My wanderlust turned to dread once it started to get dark. My destination shifted manically. I didn't really care, anymore, if I ended up at home, or the station, or even at work- I… more »

11/23/13

  03:43:00 pm, by Nic Wilson   , 2972 words  
Categories: Twist

Twist: Chapter 22

Timidly, I opened the front door. I checked the dented mailbox, and scoured the porch for a package. It hadn't come. But I wasn't sure what time it was- other than that I was getting hungry. There still wasn't any power. That cut out anything that need… more »

11/22/13

  04:04:00 pm, by Nic Wilson   , 1762 words  
Categories: Twist

Twist: Chapter 21

Feeling unsafe probably wasn't sensible. It didn't matter who I had called- no one ever picked up. But I guess it eliminated even the possibility of anyone responding. 'Clean' was becoming more and more of a relative term in my wardrobe, and while I th… more »

11/21/13

  04:03:00 pm, by Nic Wilson   , 1059 words  
Categories: Twist

Twist: Chapter 20

I woke up deeply depressive. My life was spiraling out of control- out of even any kind of recognizable reality. I was at best culpable in the death of my dog, and accessory to the death of my grandfather. And it was becoming hard not to assume that I'd… more »

11/20/13

  04:02:00 pm, by Nic Wilson   , 2057 words  
Categories: Twist

Twist: Chapter 19

I showered. The mud was harder to rinse clear because it had caked to my skin, and even after it softened under the water, I needed a wash cloth?s extra roughness to break through it. I hadn?t realized how cold I was until the water hit my scalp. I sta… more »

11/19/13

  03:17:00 pm, by Nic Wilson   , 3371 words  
Categories: Twist

Twist: Chapter 18

A memory flooded back to me, a rain just like this one, soaking through me, as I dug the hole for our dog. I remembered looking around me, wishing Hanah was here. But she wasn't. So I dug, in silence, crying as the rain pummeled me. A harsh word would… more »

11/18/13

  11:41:00 am, by Nic Wilson   , 1972 words  
Categories: Twist

Twist: Chapter 17

I was sad that my grandmother wasn't there when I woke up in the morning. It made the kitchen, and by extension, the entire house, more lonesome. I heard Hanah's voice, chastising me for being co-dependent, without I think having any actual… more »

11/17/13

  11:39:00 am, by Nic Wilson   , 1170 words  
Categories: Twist

Twist Chapter 16

I didn't sleep. I tried, mind you. But I could hear them moving outside the house, and scratching at the windows. I saw shapes, blurry, but humanoid, casting impossible shadows across the wall. I told myself I was hallucinating- that he?s seen far,… more »

11/16/13

  11:38:00 am, by Nic Wilson   , 1092 words  
Categories: Twist

Twist Chapter 15

The place was empty- but I expected that. I knew our purchasing officer had been floating out resumes to find another gig. We laid off some of our support staff, and then another of the CSRs got called back to the army- and I think more than one of the… more »

11/15/13

  11:37:00 am, by Nic Wilson   , 1535 words  
Categories: Twist

Twist: Chapter 14

How long is it appropriate to wait for monsters to leave? I didn't have my Emily Post handy- and my computer was down. So I waited a long time. Not that- not that I was convinced there was actually anything there, mind you. That would have been truly… more »

11/14/13

  12:27:00 pm, by Nic Wilson   , 2298 words  
Categories: Twist

Twist: Chapter 13

I locked the door behind myself. I hadn't seen any details of the things I thought had I'd seen following at the edges of the fog, but somehow, that only made my heart beat faster- only strengthened my resolve that they were real. I looked through the… more »

11/13/13

  12:26:00 pm, by Nic Wilson   , 1320 words  
Categories: Twist

Twist: Chapter 12

I was thankful that I was alone in the bed when I woke up. I was more than a little concerned that I would wake up with my head on Gram's chest. I was out of English muffins. I wondered if it was crazy to think Gram had eaten the last one. I made… more »

11/12/13

  12:26:00 pm, by Nic Wilson   , 1250 words  
Categories: Twist

Twist: Chapter 11

I stank. Reeked. That wasn't the guilt talking. It was my nose. Away from the smell of rain, and wet earth, I realized how poorly I did smell. Maybe I forgot my deodorant this morning- it was hard to tell. But I knew I needed to do laundry. I'd needed… more »

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Nicolas Wilson is a writer and journalist. An archive featuring hundreds of short stories, comics and essays can be found here.

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