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Love is idle. Three simple words. The Weasels’ Tale.

—Chris Joseph Stancato The Weasels' Tale (El cuento de las comadrejas) Love is idle. Three simple words. The Weasels’ Tale. On the cornice of comedy, death is always dormant. There is a dark struggle for the comedian to strike the fears of reality and the forces within. The comedian’s delight to humor the crowd dangles high and low, sometimes like a court jester. The court in The Weasels’ Tale is run by a queen, a former starlight actress living in her past. Those court jesters, Read more [...]

24 Hour Short-Story contest winner!

The Ballad of One Love —Chris Joseph Stancato Chirs Joseph Stancato The call of crickets outside Beth’s bedroom window annoyed her while she was reading a book on an early Sunday morning. She acknowledged this noise with several stares toward the window. Each time she heard the crickets, her stares at the fall foliage increased. Finally, she had enough. She walked over to the window, opened it, stuck her head out the window which now welcomed the brisk October air, and skimmed over Read more [...]

A Stinging Short-Story by Chris Joseph Stancato

On the Heels of the Bee's Knees Who are we gonna call Ron?” “Well, it aint gonna be Ghost Busters.” “Should I laugh now or after we die from bee stings,” Daryl said. Ron crossed his arms, smiling. “I thought it was funny.” Daryl crossed his arms as well, but frowned. “It won’t be funny if mom gets stung.” “First of all. They are honey bees,” Ron said. “Stop right there Mr. Science,” Daryl said. Ron looked up at the large bee hive and didn’t utter Read more [...]