Jimmy Doom's Roulette Weal

James K. Graham
Daily, Original Fiction in relatively short bursts of wisdom, charm, laughter, folly, and sometimes the darker side of the human experience. Every single day. Read one a day or save them for your weekend.
Created 19 Aug 2020
  • Drawings
    02 Dec 2021 • 11 min read • 6 7
    Carina sat in the corner by the always broken pinball machine, sketching. The chair she sat in wasn’t supposed to be there, between the Diner machine and the wall, but who would complain since the dam...
  • But Ties Are Optional
    01 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 9 12
    The campus of ZelexCrux Marketing was even more impressive than the virtual tour Byron had seen. His 3-D video guide led him to an onsite poke restaurant where he would meet his Motivation Mentor, Lad...
  • Statute of Limitations
    30 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 8 3
    The bus hissed and whined at the Clark stop, sounding to George Abbott like the hydraulic line was about to rupture. Driver wouldn’t listen even if he said something. Tuddle got off behind George, gru...
  • Haven
    29 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 11 9
    The past called out to her. Not her own, the world’s. The people who inhabited the towns before they were cities, the street corners without cameras, the living rooms without machines. Technology at f...
  • Feast
    28 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 10 7
    He envisioned throwing the party in a ballroom, with thousands of guests. A kid from a small Canadian prairie town, it seemed every opportunity he had gotten led to a better one, and his dreams balloo...
  • Put Your Hands Together
    27 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 9 5
    She felt, every day as if Rodney Bingenheimer himself would show up and administer last rites to American independent radio. Sure, there were some internet-only stations doing evocative programming, b...
  • No Sign
    26 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 11 5
    The company came before noon, just as promised and installed the Welcome Home Anthony inflatable sign in the front yard. Pleasant Phillips was a bit embarrassed that the yard was so small that the Y r...
  • Ovation
    25 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 14 3
    A single headlight car hit the pothole first, then the puddle. Other way around and Tortz would have been soaked. The rain is so damn cold it should have just been snow. Tortz regripped his black plas...
  • Spikes and Lights and Horns
    24 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 12 15
    Max, his dad thought, had been aptly named. He did everything all out, hundred percent, complete devotion. Soccer, skateboarding, clarinet. Pete stepped over a broken bottle near the tracks. Max was w...
  • Gender and Character Reveal
    23 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 16 19
    “This is the bravest thing you’ve ever done. I thought the marathon last year was amazing but this...” Allen kissed his wife on the forehead, left his lips there, held her head. Darcy pushed him off. ...
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