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Nights in Shining Armor

A true story: The Baltimore Orioles had just beat the Red Sox in ten nail-biting baseball innings. But there were no joyful cheers that day. Instead…


Japanese GF

I always pondered what it’d be like to leave the poisonous women of the Western world and plant my roots in the Far East. So one day, I hopped on a…


Eleven

No special circumstances in their meeting; nothing impressed itself into their memories. Only later, when their two lives began to somehow tie…


“Worms” and “Our Ancestor Sir James”

Worms I saw a picture of a small, refugee girl in Bangladesh, her eyes wide and frightened as she peeks from under her mother's arm in the tent where…


Plight

You awaken. Eyes bloodshot from lack of sleep, back sore after the night of tossing and turning on the concrete floor beneath you. The metal-barred…


Veteran

Geoff joined the Army at Estancia High School. He didn't graduate. In July, after four tours of Iraq, Geoff came back to his friend Jose's apartment…


The White Man’s Burden

A racist, they call me. A white supremacist! I would but laugh if this weren’t such an incredible misunderstanding! Here, within my jail cell and in…


The Frog-Tower

Well, what is a frog-tower, after all? Nobody outside of Iceland, it seems, has ever heard of them, and even those from outside my home province are…


Knock Knock

Don’t answer the door. Never answer the door. This was the lesson that I learned at age five. “Strangers might be at the door,” my father would say.…


“Rebuttal, Rebuked” and “Ode to Capital”

Rebuttal, Rebuked I am masculine and I am toxic Traits that you hate and you find caustic I am a playboy and I am a thief Into your heart I sink my…