Category Archives: Short Stories

Adventures in Hell

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth Lester A. Knibbs aka Doctor Hakeem Damn it’s hot. I found myself walking around with a little slip of paper with an address on it, … Continue reading

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He Was from Texas

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth Lester A. Knibbs aka Doctor Hakeem He was from Texas. I could tell. Something always gives it away. In airports, it’s the booming voice. In … Continue reading

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“Watson, I Need You”

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth by Lester A. Knibbs aka Doctor Hakeem The President sat at his large desk in his spacious office, working on his regular Monday afternoon speech. … Continue reading

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She Got What She Wanted

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth by Lester A. Knibbs aka Doctor Hakeem One day, as I was riding the No. 2 elevated train southward through the Bronx, I noticed a … Continue reading

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Jonah Wants American to Burn

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth by Lester A. Knibbs aka Doctor Hakeem Jonah was angry. He hated America. He hated white people. And he hated these foreigners. “The first thing … Continue reading

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overlooking Rio

In the Spirit of the Gracious and Compassionate Creator of the Heavens and the Earth by Lester A. Knibbs aka Doctor Hakeem For months, Rasheed’s parents had been laughing at a continuing story in the newspaper. One day, his check … Continue reading

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The Lesson

This is a true story, actually. One day, when I was a small boy, I was standing behind my mother in the kitchen when, seized by a sudden impulse, I hauled off and slapped her behind. I don’t remember what … Continue reading

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Angels: The Final Assault

A Columbus Day Story They are not angels, of course. They resemble human beings – white male human beings – in part because they genetically engineered some of the human population to resemble them. Millennia ago, before the aliens arrived, … Continue reading

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Cave Explorers

  “Wwwowwwwwww … ” “Did he just say ‘Wow’?” “Yup.” … (Thump) “Did he just hit bottom?” “Yup.”    

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