“Rupture” – a new short story by Jonathan Bond


Here’s a short story entitled “Rupture,” written in 2014.  Rather than explain it, I’ve included the first paragraph below and linked a PDF of the entire story here. It’s just over 2500 words.

From “Rupture:”


The walls held, for now. Hard to tell from inside, but the old house seemed to be withstanding the intense hydrostatic pressure. Other than some visible distention, some person-like groaning and the increasingly high-pitched sounds of shifting masonry, the building held steady against the bloating tension. In the living room drowned books slowly circled the swell like timber from a shipwreck. A two-liter of mountain dew popped to the surface, followed by a plastic tub of cream cheese that bounced and floated toward the vortex. Square Tupperware containers full of leftovers appeared. A honeydew melon rose out of the water, arching like a flying fish. Someone left the fridge open again, he thought and laughed a little, water splashing into his mouth. It tasted like chemicals.


~ by 15wattLasVegas on August 19, 2015.

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