• The Squeak

    2019-08-04 by

    The noise sounded like air slowly being released from a balloon– or at least that’s what Elle thought. When she heard the sound, her whole body was bathing in the warmth of his radiant heat; her arms coiled around his… Read more

  • The Tardigrades

    2019-07-16 by

    It’d been two weeks and three days since Jess heard nothing but radio silence from her flame, Chris James: the same silence that haunted their meals together the last few weeks of their relationship. But Jess didn’t know it was… Read more

  • The Newly Wed

    2019-08-25 by

    Photo by Filipe Leme on Pexels.com HIS MARRIAGE ONLY LASTED THIRTEEN WEEKS. Ninety-one days of pure marital bliss that came to a crashing end when he found himself wailing like an infant on the icy tiles of his bathroom floor; crying… Read more

  • How To Care For Your Drunk Wife

    2019-08-21 by

    Step 1: When your drunk wife asks you to take off her earrings (which you have never done before), simply ask her how to take them off. Step 2: When she starts crying because in her drunken haze she’s forgotten how to… Read more

  • Dollies For Sale

    2019-08-18 by

    W…W…W…Will You Love Me? Part 1 THE TRAIL JESS JOGGED ON EVERY MORNING was either beautiful or terrifying, depending on how you looked at it. The only time Jess found herself centered and at peace, however, was when she jogged on… Read more

  • Mississippi Sky Devils

    2019-08-03 by

    Lieutenant Smarmy was full of glaring contradicts. But his impish and righteous nature somehow symbiotically worked together. So, it wasn’t surprising when my fellow officer deceptively gave me a klonopin pill to calm my nerves before a jump. A pill… Read more

  • The Whiskey Drifter Writes…

    2019-07-09 by

    A lover of whiskey, dark humor & story-telling; Elle Rebel writes brutally honest short stories about the droll hijinks of dysfunctional, deeply-flawed, yet lovable misfits. Whether writing about navigating the treacherous waters of 20-something life, the underbelly of the Army,… Read more

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