Category Archives: From Parts Unknown

Christmas, Clay Angels

The wind was blowing, and flakes were stirring. Their frenzy was only matched by the hectic bustle of holiday shoppers. On the corner, amid this all, in front of a department store stood a string bean of a Santa Claus … Continue reading

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Nog: A Christmas Muse is on Sale Now!!!

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My First Book To Be Published

Roger McManus

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Have you had a bite?

Have you ever done something stupid, and because you knew it was stupid, you made sure you’d never do it again? Well I keep doing something I swear is stupid, but I keep on doing it. I’m not even sure … Continue reading

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Snack Attack

What is it with food in the house? I’m not talking about your cereal or eggs for breakfast, or your sandwich lunch, or even your chicken and potatoes for dinner. I’m talking about everything else in between that’s never seen … Continue reading

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Chalked: Part 17

One of the junior officers at the precinct slapped the side of the ancient television to remove the static. “And now a continuation on the breaking news from Lexington Station in Manhattan, magical trickery, high tech illusion, or is it … Continue reading

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Chalked: Part 16

“Killer?” Barrister repeated as his brow fell like a Neanderthal. “How’s that?” He quickly bent down on the cold cement platform and swiped his hand through the newly arrived. “He’s not there,” Barrister said. “Of course he’s not there,” Johnny … Continue reading

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By the Grace of God in My Time – A Tale for Christmas

A slow, dimwitted man named Peter, from the farm down in the hollow, got it across his mind one day that he was going to mate a yak with a mule. “What ya doin’?” his pa asked, when he saw … Continue reading

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Chalked: Part 15

A television news crew van squealed into the slush in front of them and stopped before it had completely pulled in, its rump sticking out like a roasted pig’s on the platter, still slightly in the traffic. Officer Joseph searched … Continue reading

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Chalked: Part 14

Snow had started falling lightly, but thickly, like sifted confectionary sugar, as Officer Joseph pulled the car in to the curb, and gave the wipers one last squeaky swipe across the windshield before shutting down the engine. The car’s heater … Continue reading

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