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The Islands Tell of It, Chapter 15: A Parking Lot Visitation

Late in the evening, after saying my goodnights to Wyla and Luther, I looked forward to getting back to my comfy apartment. Maybe watch something…


Excerpts from Paris Spleen by Charles Baudelaire

translated by Burl Horniachek and Ian McMillan XI. The Wild Woman and the Fine Lady Really, my dear, you exhaust me without measure or pity. To hear…


War in the Spring: A Review of The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers

The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers (Little, Brown, and Company, September 2012) “So, what drew you to this novel?” asks my roommate. “Well, you see,…


6 to 6: This Shit Kicks Viagra’s Ass

My sunflower-yellow cab stopped in front of a small trailer on a gravel road. A big old man came slowly out into the sun, his body jerking and…


Stay at Home

So what then now? I’m watching a crowning newborn’s head squeeze out of a vagina that I have licked and sucked dozens of times. Along with the child,…


BorderCop

All screams just sound like cycling modulation. I never had a strong opinion about immigrants, but if you asked my coworkers, it wouldn’t matter how…


A Trip to Hell

He was a devil worshiper going to Hell; indeed, he was. He was finally to meet His Master for a cosy fireside chat and maybe get an idea or two about…


A Zen Story

I. A Japanese lady visits a monastery and asks if they’ll take her youngest son off her hands. He’ll never get married, and there’s no way he can…


The Red Block

The man lived in the gap, it was said, in Winchester Way. But you had to walk down the road at exactly 11:03 pm on the second Monday of the month and…


Evolution of Souls

Once outside the National Holocaust Museum, I found a concrete bench and turned my back to the world I had just experienced. For the few moments that…