What Do You Know?


Well, Saturday is the time to start thinking about it, as the new prompt (KNOWLEDGE) opens then. Be sure to pop on over to the submissions page and get yours in! And stay tuned for the LIP SERVICE stories to go up shortly… (read: be sure to come back and give some love to the […]

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Jerks and Jackanapes: Lyn


The evening started well enough when the redoubtable Jeremy Montague Dimsmeed-Smyth arrived to take Annabelle to dinner. What happened between then and now might have remained a mystery but for one thing: Annabelle did not want it to remain a mystery. Sophie winced as the front door slammed and the surrounding windows rattled. She looked […]

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The Slap: Glynis


The vile words were shouted at such a high pitch the neighbors banged on the thin walls for  their silence. The words were delivered from the heart, full of abhorrence, strife and bitterness joined to send his frenzy hotter. The physical was his reaction to words he couldn’t think to say. He couldn’t stop himself. […]

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To the Words: AR Neal


The words refused to be denied. When he worked, while he cleaned the bathroom, as he ate his morning fiber, they were there. He tried ignoring them and that made matters quite bad, since they backed up like cars on an endless highway; he cajoled and paid them lip service, attempting to placate them into […]

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Meeting Prep: djmatticus


“Do you know what you are buying?”  There was a smile behind her eyes, barely below the surface of the question, but hidden all the same.  It danced there.  Laughing and playing in the shadows of her pupils. “Lip service,” he replied calmly.  “It says so right on the brochure.”  He was undaunted by the […]

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The Best Lip Service in Town: Tony Roberts


 “You’ve reached the offices of Steven Klein, Murray Simpson, and Robert Montgomery.  We’re sorry we are unable to take your call right now.  Please leave a detailed message with your phone number and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.” Beep. “Uh, yeah.  My name is, well, Joel.  Joel O’Sting.  I’m looking […]

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