For Her by Chris Hlad

For Her

by Chris Hlad… He was glad when his cell buzzed at 11:09 Sunday night; he’d be picking her up from the airport Monday at one P.M., but he still was glad to hear her voice, although the time was a bit strange. He figured the headliner would be in the middle of their set. Maybe…

A Perfect Ending

by Chris Hlad… I don’t know why I paid the parking meter. Obviously, I didn’t need to. I’m pretty certain I did it because it was the right thing to do, and despite my many faults, I always try to do what is right. I didn’t bother looking at the surf from atop the cliff;…

The Point Six

by Chris Hlad… By the end of the third day, Ted had the new house pretty much passable. Of course, his version of passable was a lot different than Valerie’s, his wife. He knew she’d be making some changes, once she arrived; but for now, for the most part, he thought she’d be pretty happy…

The Suicide Station

by Chris Hlad… There’s a station in Los Angeles that thinks it’s doing humanity a favor. While their intentions are good, the one little thing that they don’t realize is that the only thing worse than a broken heart is a heart that is broken twice. There is no remedy for this, no simple cure…

The Program

by Chris Hlad… To call Tully Edwards overweight would be a gross understatement; calling him just plain gross, on the other hand, would be more apropos. Big Tully stumbled into his big predicament like most Americans do: very slowly. At first it was just a few pounds which could easily be taken off in a…

Not So Well Hung

by Chris Hlad… I tried killing myself, but to no avail. Why it didn’t work, I have no idea. I’d read about lots of ways to leave this earth, and the one that appealed to me the most was hanging. It would be quick – just a snap of the neck and you’re done. Unless,…

The Fringe Benefits of Cancer

by Chris Hlad… My friend Phil is a genuinely good human being. I’ve known him for some thirty plus years, and I’ve never had a bad thing to say about him. Until now, although I think ‘bad’ is much to strong of a word to describe my current thoughts. Perhaps odd would be a better…