Shawn David Kelley
Prior Service, saw the Berlin Wall dismantled and the aftermath of the Gulf War/ Desert Storm/ Desert Shield. He has drawn upon his unique views of life and science fiction to bring together an alternate reality of excitement.
Rubbing Robert The week had been brutally hot and work was a grindstone. Still, David was looking forward to three o’clock and he clocked out for the weekend. His wife was going away for the weekend with a few of her cousins to shop at outlet malls four hours away. That left him alone at the house to play video games, watch movies or just do nothing. By the time he got home, he was exhausted. It was a week from hell. He thought about stopping to grab a case of Guinness but thought better of it. Drinking alone was said to be a bad sign.
Party Night The party had not begun yet as Bryan and Amber knocked on the door. The New Year’s Eve party invitation had said the party would start at 6 p.m. but as usual, they were late, twenty minutes late to be exact. It didn't matter since they seldom arrived when the party was set to begin. Most of those that were already there were older family members or next-door neighbors anyway.
The Key Party
The Key Party Dani stood talking with one of her new neighbors, Jim, and his wife Susanne as she sipped at her wine cooler. Soft rock music was playing but not loud enough that you couldn’t hear the person next to you. It had been Susanne that, had originally invited her to the party after a lengthy discussion concerning the neighborhood. Out of the twenty couples, she noticed that only three couples were from the neighborhood.
Meeting Lilith I lay in bed listening while the darkness enveloped everything around me. For years, I had periods between asleep and awake, when I was unable to move. The doctors called it Sleep Paralysis. When I told them that I often awoke in a cold sweat screaming, fighting something that wasn’t in my room, felt confused, and as if I was not alone in my room, they called it night terrors. I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and placed on antipsychotics.