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The Guest from Afar

A guest has arrived at the old village. Passing through the silent alleyways in silence, interrupted by the barking dogs, illuminated by the inner…


In the Confessional

Saturday afternoon confession was well attended at Our Lady of Mount Sinai Somewhere in the Desert-Roman Catholic Church. Each of the faithful sought…


Reclamation

“Sometimes I like to give them a little head start,” Hansen said, shifting the truck into neutral. “No more than ten seconds.” Heart pounding,…


The Serial Killer in Me

Psst, hey, you! Yes, you, right there. D’you have a minute? I want to get some things off my chest, things that have troubled me for some time now.…


The Maid and the Maidens

I scoured the classifieds, circling the only job I was qualified for: JANITOR WANTED, apply in person. It gave the address and nothing else. I fired…


The Engineers, Part 3

I get home, frazzled, relieved, and with shaking hands give the kid the cartons, and he seems happy about this. Thank you, he says. My hands won’t…


Cult of Excitements

What of the spiritual longings of atheists? What is one to make of them? Yearnings of solitude. Cosmic solicitations. Death of a salesman.…


“Licorice Pill” and “Second Shooter”

Licorice Pill I think a lot of people are afraid of how they want to be raped or killed (or both). It’s funny that that’s like, a truism in…


Der Beta Aufstand Hat Begonnen! Part 3

Not having anywhere in particular to go, Dave eventually walked back to his apartment, making sure to take the long route and passing by a burnt out,…


Lucy Starrs—Don’t Thank Your

Kathy the Goth---a graduate from Berkeley, California, so she said--- except not remotely true as it turned out--- was a big girl, meaning…