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Halcyon

Maxwell Hearns, the eleven-year-old son of Ed Hearns, sat outside of the funeral home. It was late March and the last bits of winter snow had finally…


“Relative to Time, Space,” “Seance for a Protagonist,” and “The Fetishes of Fallen Women”

Relative to Time, Space I have friends who act eccentrically when a pet dies. Still leave the water dish out, engage in long conversations about…


A Friend of the Church

There's a popular drug den in Manhattan called the Temple of High that was founded in the 1980’s by Rupert Monahan. Weed, pills, and women are…


“A Docklands Dawn on the Thames,” “Coffee Morning in Rome,” “Everyday Beauty of Rome,” and “Spring Amongst the Graves”

A Docklands Dawn on the Thames Coffee Morning in Rome Everyday Beauty of Rome Spring Amongst the Graves


Blood Knot, Part 4

VII. The sharp stabs of pain intermittently jabbing in and out of me through the vibrations from her machine were relentless. At first, the…


“The Pool,” “Idiot,” “Wear the Crown,” and “Can You”

The Pool He and I bathe, He in dark Water, I in clear. Our eyes touched For the first time At the registration desk. That very second I got drowned.…


Nagasaki Boy

Yashimoro rounded the corner of the beach and saw a massive sperm whale washed up on shore. He approached the beast cautiously, taking a circuitous…


The Unfinished Tower

Sanity is a curious thing, difficult to define, and usually deemed legitimate by the judgement of others. As I look out my bedroom window now,…


Saturday Under the House

Sometimes, my husband just plain pisses me off. Other times, I'd follow him to the ends of the earth. It's called marriage. Like the 120 degree June…


The Refugee on His Wife’s Birthday

For lunch, you take him to the Greasy Spoon. No joke---that is its real name---but the food, you swear, is good. Still, the dead, almost-gem-like…