Dax Bordas
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Joined 05-04-15, id: 1025546, Profile Updated: 06-16-20
Author has written 11 stories for General, Humor, Fantasy, Religion, Thriller, Young Adult, Horror, and General.

Greetings, I am Dax Bordas. For over twelve years now I have worked as a federal employee with the Transportation Security Administration. In 2010 I served in Iraq with my Army National Guard unit; my MOS was medic. I hold a BA in philosophy from the University of New Orleans, and my minor was in English. Back then I was avidly involved in short fiction writing and had one short story titled "Empty Box" published in UNO's literary magazine, Ellipsis, back in 1995.

I am going on eleven years of happy marriage to my wonderful wife. who is a high school science teacher. We live very near to Baton Rouge, LA. My hobbies and interests include music of all genres, guitar playing, reading American Mafia history, movies, (writing, of course), and staying fit at the local Planet Fitness. Besides the occupations I mentioned above I have also worked in the video poker gaming industry, as a taxi driver, as a bartender, and in retail in my past. Hopefully, I will be able to incorporate much of my life experiences in my writing!

Of the pieces I have posted here on FictionPress, my "A Rather Tender Subject" was published in the 2017 anthology, Bon Appetit: Stories & Recipes For Human Consumption; "Sinbad the Shy" is the most recent, appearing in Messages From The Dark Side, just released in April of 2020. (Both books available on Amazon!) My poem, "Praying To Mr. Bingle", got published in Draconis Blackthorne's magazine, The Devil's Diary, the Helloween LII edition (2017).

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Dulcet Dyspepsia
(These stanzas did not indent correctly. There should be four lines, then four more lines, and then the final six lines. Thank you.)
Poetry: General - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 117 - Published: 11/18
Black Rose
This is a short story within the genre of "grotesque". Grotesque stories need not necessarily be horror, but it is the use of irony, ambiguous tone, unreliable narrators, psychological unrest, and confusion inspired in the reader that make stories of the "grotesque" unnerving to read. This is a very depressing tale of a young man suffering from a pandemic with an unexpected ending.
Fiction: Horror - Rated: K+ - English - Horror/Fantasy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,483 - Published: 6/15
A Latchkey Kid's Tale
A desire to run totally wild coupled with the necessity to maintain control walk a tight rope. Don't let yourself fall off that rope...!
Fiction: Young Adult - Rated: K+ - English - Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,899 - Published: 9/9/2019
A Rather Tender Subject
A shady cab driver gets mixed up in some illegal activity he does not really understand. He discovers only too late what he is truly involved in...
Fiction: Thriller - Rated: M - English - Crime/Suspense - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,862 - Published: 7/15/2019
Sinbad The Shy
This is a Lovecraftian tale inspired by the very short, unfinished Lovecraft piece, "Azathoth". A young man gazes longingly into the sky and is soon confronted by an answer to his secret wishes.
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: M - English - Fantasy/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,959 - Published: 7/14/2019
Afternoon Outing reviews
An unusual second person piece I wrote long ago that I chose to touch up and post.
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,106 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 9/6/2017
Trapezohedron
The All Seeing Eye is always watching...if you're looking for "god", look within!
Poetry: Religion - Rated: K - English - Poetry - Chapters: 1 - Words: 288 - Published: 5/23/2017
Lending A Friendly Ear
An angry young man working as a phone operator for a Suicide Prevention Hotline loses his patience with incoming calls and then soon finds himself working at an unorthodox job. But he eventually discovers he is not as "mean" as he thinks he is and is suggested a practical way to put his natural talents to good use!
Fiction: General - Rated: M - English - Crime - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,870 - Published: 5/23/2017
The King of the Audience
This is an old story from years past I touched up. It's about a gifted musician who chooses his art over reality. Be careful what you wish for...
Fiction: Fantasy - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,867 - Follows: 1 - Published: 11/17/2015
Praying To Mr Bingle
Our speaker is on a crowded downtown street, amused by what he sees and at his relation to it...
Poetry: Humor - Rated: K - English - Poetry/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 100 - Published: 5/11/2015
That Celestial Feeling
As a brand new user here, this is my first story on fictionpress. Although this piece is about a man being brought back to life in the future after being preserved with cryonics, I do not really intend this to be science fiction. I hope readers will take my meaning. If I have placed this story in the wrong category, I apologize as I am still a newbie here. Thanks in advance!
Fiction: General - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,969 - Published: 5/8/2015