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Monster, Mermaid, and Me

On a fine day at my Southeast Portland house, I put on my bright white swimsuit and went out to my pool and imagined myself Julie* Adams in The…


A Cocked and Locked Christmas, Part 4

December 24th, 6:00 PM The regulars who found themselves lonely and with nothing better to do on Christmas Eve had trickled in later in the day, but…


Cold Winter Hands Be Damned

It came down for three days, Leaving a snow as hardpacked and unyielding as rock salt, All furrowed and bare as a fallow kulak’s field. But the mail…


On the Collapse of Our Institutions of Higher Learning, Part 3

Second Topic: Union of Patriotic Citizens of Novi Sad, 2014-2015 I don’t want to make people assume I journeyed alone. In fact, what makes a…


“Lollipoppin’,” “In Sight,” “Eve Takes Issue,” and “Goddess Lethe”

Lollipoppin' (solve for xxx) Big girl, little girl, good girl, bad… I throw twisted signals---lollipops and lips, candy-colored mouth and…


Giant Negro Nipples of Doom

His wife’s moaning droned on as the fifth man in line pounded deeper into her pussy. He couldn’t bear to see if the brute was reaming out her ass or…


Fortune Teller

“Seet, seet,” said the psychic so the girl sat. She gazed into the ball. “Vat do you see?” asked the psychic. The girl saw shag carpet. She saw the…


Ghostwritten

I am reading an anthology of short stories, 700 pages worth. I haven’t finished a single one. They are all the same, about rich girls sitting in…


Laughing at the Sky

Suddenly the sky turned black. Not a good sign, Braddock thought, fearing it might clash with his brightly-colored dinner jacket. “What about Sarah?”…


Tech and Design

On the first day of class, Mr. Puccini lost control. He began with an awkward icebreaker: each student was asked to name one piece of engineering…