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The Twilight Lounge

Who the fuck goes out for dinner on Christmas Eve? It is your first year away at school and you're working as a waiter at a high-end Italian…


6 to 6: Ramirez

A photo shop is an okay place to work, I guess. At the one where I work, we process film and print pictures. We guarantee to do this within one hour,…


Cave Canem, Part 1

My backyard is nice; such a pretty, wonderful place. I love it out here; I can stretch my legs with no one bugging me, especially my family. I love…


Saved Bones

First, he attacked porgies in the seaside restaurant. Tonight, red snapper would be his victim. A whole fish, consumed with consummate care. As one…


The Tree of Liberty

“Are you sure you’ve never had an abortion?” His manner was neutral; I couldn’t find a trace of judgment as I stirred in the stirrups. A real…


Help Behind the Counter

Down on Main Street, the sun began to hide behind the buildings as cars flooded the streets, each trying to beat the other for a good parking spot.…


A Waking Nightmare

"Life is more like wrestling than dancing." --- Antoninus, vii. 61. Jared had always been a strange man. Not in a bad way, mind you: just a curious…


30 Birds: “Maraschino” by John Robert Barnes

We'd met on a camping trip. All was built on tension: sex tension. In the woods, in our tents, our two scout groups shared a campsite. The location…


Vigiles Urbani

“>Significant increase in target activity in the last 24 hours. >significant increase in scrutiny from local authorities. Requesting…


6 to 6: God Didn’t Get Me No Weed

Me and Little John were sitting at the Greyhound bus station behind the wheels of our taxicabs. We were toward the end of the cab queue and wouldn't…