Rue Rabbit Chapter 1More Like This
© J.D. Ralston 2012
RUE RABBIT A WILD TALE
ONE A ROUGH BEGINNING
The little bunny stepped all over the mass of brown fur that was his three brothers and two sisters. His momma lay stretched out in their nest, her paws resting near her whiskers and her babies in a pile at her side. There was still enough light left in the day to see the gray-brown of Momma's fur and the speckles of black that dotted her back.
But nobody woke up. He sighed.
The bunny rubbed his whiskers against Momma's side then stuck his tiny pink nose into her plump, soft, white underside. He drew in her scent -- a mixture of rabbit, wet grass, the earth and love.
Above him, the wind rustled the patches of dried leaves and twigs that covered their nest. Momma's nest was a shallow bowl she'd scratched out of the ground beneath an evergreen bush. Then she had lined the form with dried grasses and her own soft, shed fur.
He pretended to have an itch in one ear and then the oth
Lizard King Chapter 1More Like This
© J.D. Ralston 2012
ONE -- Rolling Acres
In an effort to combat the rise in abductions of children by sexual predators, Techno-Alert Industries developed a personal wrist-mounted Gazing Parent Security unit in 2010.
Caden Fletcher walked without purpose and with nowhere to go. He couldn't go home. He couldn't go back to high school. He'd blown it and it was only a matter of when and where they'd catch him. But, he didn't care. He hadn't cared for the last couple of months and why should now be any different.
His parents didn't care either. He was an annoying bit of inconsequential data on their GPS units: a pop-up in the window of his mother's pretty little life. He was a greasy smudge she
could never completely clean off the big glass window in her all-white living room in her pretty little pastel-colored house that looked out upon the other pretty little pastel-colored houses in their pathetic gated-commu