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Radioman

His eyes were gleaming. I’d never seen them so bright. They were usually dull behind his glasses or closed when he dozed which was often. His…


The Stacked Intersectional Deck

Dr. Breckenridge had been up since 5:30 preparing her look, but looking in the mirror, now, it was worth it. A long look at her profile to check for…


Curmudgeon

I’m past tense all the way to agitated. Past tense for “cast” is “cast” and yet I’ve seen “casted.” If a man is executed by rope, he is “hanged.” He…


The Elevator

Fortified with a glass facade, the building looked daunting as it gazed down upon Aliza. Like a huge Goliath against the tiny David. Sensing the…


The Ambush, Part 6: The Prayer Book

The asset code-named Etienne has prepared his verbal briefing---no notes, nothing on paper---and is delivering it to the senior staff of the service.…


A# Minor

Trevor sat still and silent at one end of the dimmed high school auditorium's 20-seat front row. Back straight, hands folded on his lap, and gaze…


“Old,” “Hopelessness,” “Spring in Us,” and Other Poems

Old They shine on her face, the innumerable paths she treaded upon Stories they do tell, Left unbothered and finished some The skin is no longer……


The Dread Machine 1986

A refugee from the 60’s. That’s how he later described her. She was a lovely girl, not strictly beautiful, but beautiful at times, and magnetic,…


The Shadow Men, Part 4 — Excerpt 2

Chairman Hopkins leaned back in his chair behind a large cedar desk, sipping on bourbon with reddened cheeks. John shifted in his chair. It felt…