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The Dog Philosophers

The sun was as lazy, on this day, as those upon whom it bestowed its light. The aging, weather-beaten fence provided pleasant shade in the hours…


Charlie Christian Auditions for Benny Goodman, August 1939

Mary Lou Williams had told John Hammond, a well-known producer and talent scout for Columbia Records, nearly four months earlier about Charles…


Delicious Ankles

The thing waited under the bed for another night in a row. “Gonna get me some o’ them delicious ankles,” it sang to itself in a voice that it thought…


Black Blood

"Jesus, if I survive this, I won't board the night bus again.” These were the words I muttered as the driver of the twelve-seater bus I was in…


Spurious Fountain in the Plaza de La Libertad

This spurious fountain in the Plaza de la Libertad, Burgos capital, in the background on the left Calle de La Puebla, and on the parapet two young…


Why I Don’t Run Away Anymore, Part 2

I snuck out of my room, down the hall, through the kitchen, and out of the house. I ran to the garage and jumped on my bike and rode it through our…


Everything I Wish You Never Told Me: A Review of Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng

Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng (Abacus, 2014) The winner of the Amazon Book of the Year, the Massachusetts Book Award, the Alex Award…


The One Who Saves You

Hughie Brown stared at the rat; the rat stared back at him. Each occupied a far corner of the same dumpster. Hughie thought rats were supposed to…


“One Life to Live” and “Unleashed”

One Life to Live When the vet, Came to visit, He learned, That London, Is mostly, Doing, Quite well, London does, However, Have, What the vet,…


Rules of Engagement, Part 1

Kurt had seen a black and chipped statue among the debris of a bombed house in some godforsaken Balkan village on one his peacekeeping tours of duty.…