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“Gringo Loco,” “Electric Gorilla,” and “A Warrior of God”

Gringo Loco Dancer’s sister-in-law in Mexico City found out he loved coffee, so she went to her pantry and got him a bag of special beans from…


Active Service

A scorpion flicking its stinger inside his anus, his face bloated and red, Kurt grunted on the bowl. His wife Maggie shrieked in the cell, demanding…


The Night Swallows the Heart, Part 1

I. The Wolf stalked among the trees and overgrowth along the hillside. Schenley Park isn’t the normal home of large carnivora. Nor has Western…


“The Vet Visits” and “Sidewalk Chat”

The Vet Visits He had, Been trying, To find, A vet, To come, See, Little London, For quite, Some time, Years, Really, And thankfully, He finally…


Dark and Lonely Water

I pulled up on my Raleigh Lizard mountain bike at Marston Bridge and propped it up against the railings. Rubbing my cold hands, I turned to face…


“The Road to Death,” “Pretending to Be Cool,” and “Watching the World Turn to Blood”

the road to death i tell my mother she is on her hardest journey the road to death there is no such thing as going gracefully you’ll watch the body…


Bitch Pad: One

I remember fear and temptation. The laundry room had been installed on the eighth floor, the halfway point between ground level and roof off which a…


“A Limo at Last,” “Old Shark,” “One Fell Off the Seesaw,” and Other Poems

A Limo at Last Faces in the windows on both sides of the street can vouch for the manners of the young chauffeur as he led the old couple to a…


Night Sounds

We have arrived at our rental home in the Finger Lakes in upper New York state. It was many hours in a cramped airplane, and almost as many hours in…