Joshua David McVey
Joshua is a professor of Communication and the Director of Public Relations. He writes on Faith, Communication, and Speculative Fiction. He has contributed to College textbooks and published his own work. joshuadavidmcvey.com
The Book of Slender Man
Ten year old Jaxon and best friend Tanner ripped down the trail on their bicycles through the woods behind their neighborhood. The boys vaulted over jumps, slid around corners, zipped down narrow paths and raced across shortcuts they knew by heart. They were on their way to the convenience store on the far side of the wooded acres.
Satoshi Nakamoto’s Origin
The excavation site grew quiet. A lean old man with a giant crooked nose and a cane approached the foreman, moving slowly. The heat and sand from the Egyptian desert didn’t seem to touch him or his finely made suit.
Annika made her way to the kitchen rubbing sleep from her eyes. Pouring milk into a bowl of Tasty Squares, she couldn’t help imagining the last four months in quarantine like those bland brown squares; boring, plain, and far from tasty. It started out exciting and scary, almost like a snow day with a twinge of danger. Like standing at the top of a snow-covered hill in the middle of the week with a new sled. The freedom and possibilities were endless, but now, four months later, the routine had set in, boring and repetitive. What’s worse, it was summer. School had ended and summer had begun, but it didn’t feel like summer, just a repeat of the day before.