Raspberry Beret, Part 3

V. “Here is your food, ma’am,” I said. “Thank you,” I replied. Standing behind the woman I just gave the food to was the girl in the raspberry beret.…


Raspberry Beret, Part 2

III. “Hey Artie, put up that new toy bin by the front entrance.” “Right, Mr. McGee,” I said. Rrrrrrr...goes the pallet jack as I set down a bin full…


Raspberry Beret, Part 1

I. “Hey Artie, did you build those Coke displays?” “Yes, Mr. McGee. I’m going on break now.” "I was working part-time at the five and dime, my boss…


Affirmative Action

Somewhere in this country, a gay black woman, grateful beneficiary of past and present perceptual transformations, has said something today in all…


Crop Circles

translated by Andrew Stallard I. "WHOOSH!" said a message on a screen. The pilot announced there would be turbulence as the result of another craft…


Bianca Transcends

“This is such a pain!” the thot thought to herself as she exchanged a nude selfie to a master gamer for some in-game tools that could be used by…


Who Am I?, Part 2

VI. A couple of days later, Kevin called Nick Williams. He informed him that the gun was used to shoot the lock off of a safe at McDonald’s, in a…


Who Am I?, Part 1

I. Yvonne Jones walked into the motel room where she lived in the San Fernando Valley. She just had a date and was flush with cash. She bought a…


When the Black Body Met the Alt-Right Hero

The Black Body lived in an American city; he had a name. What was his name? It doesn’t matter. What matters is that he read Ta-Nehisi Coates. That…


The Ring of Gyges, Part 2

VI. “The headband?” Adam said. “That’s not a ring, and besides, I just lost it. I can’t find it anywhere.” “The line between fact and fiction is…