Travel Fiction

Travel Fiction: “Road Food” (Part 3 of 3)

Travel Fiction

(Click here to read Part 1 of “Road Food”) (Click here to read Part 2 of “Road Food”) Mind-numbed and tongue-muted by her beauty and the sibilant swish of her sarong as she slithered off, and coerced by his starved and rioting stomach into wolfing down the food, he failed to note the small scimitar […]

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Travel Fiction: “Road Food” (Part 2 of 3)

Travel Fiction

(Click here to read Part 1 of “Road Food”) He didn’t hear her come up from behind. Her presence was announced by the sweet scent of ginger that swirled over his head and played at the edges of his nostrils. She rounded the table and, after a slow half pirouette, titled her torso toward him, […]

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Travel Fiction: “Road Food” (Part 1 of 3)

Travel Fiction

The putrid yellow mud squeezed out from under the soles of his boots like pus oozing from a zombie’s face as he fought his way in a fetid rain squall up the rutted jungle road along a bile colored river bloated with the bodies of dead Tarsier monkeys, desiccated palm fronds, and syrupy sediment washed […]

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Travel Fiction: Paradise Lost (Part 2)

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(Click here to read Part 1 of this story) Twenty minutes later the tropical floral scent had been replaced my the distinct odor of burnt flesh.  He upholstered his weapon, checked that the safety was off, and proceeded with caution. A faint honking noise tickled at his ear drums.  “Geese?” he thought, “perhaps some cousin […]

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Travel Fiction: Paradise Lost

Travel Fiction

“Nothing like having the latest in avionics” he said to himself as his AGPS (Advanced GPS) tracking system locked into satellites and provided safe passage downward through the towering cumulonimbi   He switched on the Google Earth display once he reached the bottom edge of the clouds and locked in on the coordinates for the jungle […]

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Travel Fiction: The Last Newspaper

Travel Fiction

(“Travel fiction” is just that: Stories that involve travel, but are made up of whole cloth, and not necessarily based, even in part, on real people, real places, or real events. The following short story is one I submitted to National Public Radio for its “Three Minute Fiction” contest–stories that could be read on the […]

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