Their fortune fell, so they had only one estate, two servants, and one carriage. They lived happily ever after, without trouble. The end.

Sean Vivier is a web app developer in real life.

They had forgotten to invite the last fairy. So she took her revenge, and she gave the princess the blessing of an interesting story.

Sean Vivier is a web app developer in real life.

This all could have been avoided, thought the angel with the flaming sword, had they been allowed the Fruit of Knowledge in moderation.

Sean Vivier is a web app developer in real life.

American. What an exotic word, laced with legend of antiquity. A fitting name for a school mascot.

Sean Vivier is a web app developer in real life.

For our November spotlight series, we’ll be featuring stories from the esteemed Sean Vivier.

“I love you,” I say, and the customer says, “Thank you,” her voice cracking, and then neither of us knows how to hang up.

R. Gatwood (@iwantanewhead) is the emergent consciousness of a spectacularly inefficient library shelving system.

I never miss her. But sometimes I miss the man she thought I was.

R. Gatwood (@iwantanewhead) is the emergent consciousness of a spectacularly inefficient library shelving system.

My grief subroutine calculates the shortest route from every input to a memory of you.

R. Gatwood is the emergent consciousness of a spectacularly inefficient library shelving system.

Every morning the moment of relief between IT WAS JUST A DREAM and THIS IS MY LIFE gets mercifully shorter.

R. Gatwood (@iwantanewhead) is the emergent consciousness of a spectacularly inefficient library shelving system.

October is an author spotlight month: four stories by the esteemed R. Gatwood (@iwantanewhead), one each Wednesday.