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Ruins XVI

It was another fucking dull night, nothing happening, so we decided to hurl eggs at things, this being our sort of default activity in the absence of…


Inside the Circle

This last one doesn’t make me feel that proud, and I’ve thought about it from time to time since it happened, because, you know---or you will…


“Grand Canyon,” “Just Desserts,” “In China, Bathrooms Have No Stalls,” and Other Poems

Grand Canyon Men I know have given up. We are all told it is biological. Our bodies know the difference. Titty-bars attract the most. My best friend…


Firefly Lane, Chapter 8: Lights, Camera, Action — Jessica, Part 1

“Baby, are you ready?” No answer. “Baby?” This was beyond tedious. He’d been in the bathroom now for three hours. I banged on the door. “We have to…


“Every Sense of Reality,” “Worth the Pain Anymore,” and “That Sad Sack of Life”

every sense of reality these are the days where i realize i didn’t do enough drugs in my life didn’t open my third eye wide enough to drain every…


Front Line

“It’s dark inside my skin, you promised to be my light.” This is the text message alert I sent myself today when I set my alarm on my phone. It is a…


What Do the Friar and the Lord Priest Wear Under the Cassock?

My mother, with love like a chicken Brought me to the Segovia Seminary on a she donkey. My mother said to my father: -Husband, give the she donkey,…


The Dragonfly

“Kids!” Katie motioned to get the second graders’ attention. “Look at this.” She held up a glass canning jar with a dragonfly in it and listened to…


Monte Alban

Valentina was unusual; she had it all. When she whistled, Sniper sat up and begged. Sniper did a few minor masonry jobs, shot a mean game of snooker,…


The Friend Card

Winter has driven everyone in Portsmouth a little nuts, and Spring hasn’t been much better. I get this text: Brittany: John just broke up with me…