The Insurrectionist, Part 1: Alexander the Orphan (Excerpt)

They called the zap “Siren Candy” because for so many, it indeed proved to be an actual Siren’s call. This grim fact, however, was seldom dwelt upon,…


Heart Killer, Book 1: Frances — Part 2

The important thing to take from this rambling autobiographical preamble is, I guess, my secret predilection, which has caused me no shortage of…


Heart Killer, Book 1: Frances — Part 1

January 1995 I hesitated a good while before finally deciding to go ahead and write this memoir, detailing the experiences of my life that led me to…


Motel Man

“Shantih shantih shantih.” --- T.S. Eliot “Dance into the fire.” --- Duran Duran His motel room was his home for weeks and weeks on end. He checked…


Operation Triggerman: Aftermath

Addendum to the above document: The purpose of this report is to provide a postmortem of the undesirable outcome of the project that was titled…


Operation Triggerman: The Grooming, Part 2

The “long game” that our girl has long pursued finally begins to gather dividends. At first, she reports, she wasn’t really sure which way things…


Operation Triggerman: The Grooming, Part 1

Note our man. Take him in, regard him for who he is: no more, no less. What do you find prepossessing in his appearance, demeanor, manner of…


Under the Nihil, Part 1: Before the Nihil (Excerpt 2)

But you’ll have to forgive my giddy, grandiose formulations, Mr. X. They are an inevitable byproduct of my new, broadened state of mind. I realize…


Under the Nihil, Part 1: Before the Nihil (Excerpt 1)

You asked me to keep a record of my experiences, Mr. X. But I have refrained from doing so until this critical juncture, for no other reason than to…


The Columbine Pilgrim: Prologue, Part 2

My name is Tony Meander, and I’ve got Columbine on my mind. Many minutes have passed, perhaps an hour. I’m still standing here: smoking, pacing,…