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NEET, Part 2

XVIII. When he woke again, it was morning and the house was quiet except for rustling in the kitchen, the drip-drip of the coffee machine, and the…


Strange Rain

The memory returned with the speckled goose twenty yards long and a huge raised goose’s bill and face in profile, from the childhood nightmare in the…


A Further Conversation

This story is based on Egyptian mythology, Victorian fascination, and Edgar Allan Poe’s short story “Some Words with a Mummy” wherein his mummy…


Letters from a Heartbroken Pervert: On Snot

Yes, I mean the snot that comes from your nose. Again, hear me out. It’s cleaner than shit and piss, of course. But more than that, you vanilla folks…


My Shining Boy

On a cool breezy autumn night from the house down on the pristine white paved private drive came droves of teenage guests to a Saturday night…


Working the Night Shift

Burke hated his job. He was a security guard for Preston Hall, a private institution dedicated to promoting science education at the high school…


NEET, Part 1

I. He woke suddenly. He could hear his teeth rattling in his mouth and feel them banging against each other. He shivered and pulled the blankets up.…


Perfect Awareness

Measured in Earth years from 2018, I'm now ninety. I look back at the twenty-first century. I trace to where I lived. I recall the food, the games,…


Top Dog

Butch looked at the blank wall that offered him no answers. His buddy was in the next room, or the same building at least. They’d been split up…


“Domestic Violence,” “Depths of Disaffection,” “Buddy Buddy,” and Other Poems

Domestic Violence What an end. She’s stopped talking. She’s no longer responding. I don’t understand. I want To be understanding. Be polite, I say,…