Category Archives: fiction

“The Mighty Have Fallen” by Randy Long

[He’s baaaaaaaaack, again! Randy Long’s last story for the P.E.W. was published in October of 2015. If you’re new here, you might not know Randy. He’s a Pacific Northwest writer who has spent the better part of the last 6 … Continue reading

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“Desperate Visitors” by Richard F. Yates

The pilot guided his craft, a shining silver disc, quickly and deftly, down onto the city street, then pulled, suddenly, into an Astro-Gas lot. Almost instantly, as if he was unbound from the constraints of time and physical inertia, the … Continue reading

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“…Or Nate Could Just Try Harder” by Richard F. Yates (and Richard O’Brien)

Nate’s problem is not really that he doesn’t try hard enough. Nate was preemie and his oxygen was briefly cut off by his umbilical cord, rendering him with an I.Q. of 87. Anyway, Nate struggled in school and was held … Continue reading

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“Cake (27)” by yr

He leaned over the table, holding onto the birthday hat on top of his head to keep it from falling, and blew—then the cake exploded. He flew backwards, crashing against the wall. As his skull shattered and hundreds of tiny, … Continue reading

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“Elvin Wendt-Weasel Tried to Kill Me (07)” by yr

I still owe him for that… —yr

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“Attack (02)” by yr

There was another cow attack last night! The security footage is clear. We don’t know why they are doing it, or how they are getting into the building, but the COWS are clearly attacking as we sleep!!! —yr

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“Pain Induced Mega Nonsense Marathon! (01)” by yr

Friday evening, after a long day of manual labor, I came home, sat on the floor (as per usual), reached for my laptop, and promptly felt something in my lower back go “CAFLOOEY!” It’s happened before: packing DJ equipment down … Continue reading

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