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Acceptable Risk

Roger was scheduled for a medical evaluation on Planet X29, a planet specifically created and run by the medical industry. Roger’s flight was…


What Ever Happened to Harriet Grieves?

Now that ten-year-old Harriet Grieves had the VCR, she no longer had to stay up late to watch her favorite Bette Davis films; she could tape them and…


Lessons for a Shayna Madela

I was 7 years old when my family took a road trip to Miami Beach, Florida from our hometown, Buffalo, New York. We took Grandma Davidoff with us.…


Cosmonauts, Nazis, and Hollywood, Oh My! Stanley Kubrick and Conspiracy Theories

If you’ve been reading Terror House and following my film reviews (I know there’s one of you), you might have read my analysis on the conspiracy…


Why We See Disasters But Can’t Escape? (Excerpt)

translated by Xela H. Although the world is huge, from the universe and nature to the human life system, to the modern political frameworks that…


Dirty John

It was early afternoon and I had nothing in particular to do. In those days, I never did have anything in particular to do. Write a bit here and…


Mastodon

She was stopped at a red light on 5th and Broadway, fiddling with her broken AC, when she saw it from her car window. Something gargantuan was…


Valentine’s Day

Like centipedes scurrying across his shoulders and tapping along his spine, the 28 soft leather lashes, each 20 inches long, at first tickled. Terry…


Decomposition

Most of the time, I hate being embodied. All the time, I hate being a woman. Summer is the worst because I must remind myself of the parts of me that…


Bo Diddley’s Shoes

At quitting time Friday on an unusually sultry day for early May, master carpenter Laszlo Pierson suggested to his boss Bert Hegel, “Let’s stop…