30 Birds: “Oppenheimer” by John Robert Barnes, Jun. 27, and the Bloody Eyes

John Robert Barnes. I always thought I had a double-barreled first name and no middle name, and was going-by-something when introducing myself as…


30 Birds: “Voodoo” by Archibald Hall

Chapter 1: What's Up, Doc? "Come closer, child," said the mouth-missing-its-lower-left-canine, the tooth instead hanging from a cord around her……


30 Birds: “Parable #1 — Heming’s Way” by Jun. 27

General: “Rebel, rebels--- given they wouldn’t.” *** For all installments from 30 Birds, click here. Previous installments: "Velvet" by the Bloody…


30 Birds: “Pussy” by Jun. 27

I’ve always been afraid of the dark. It wasn’t until later than I began to fear what lurked inside it. I didn’t say ghosts. The school bus is an easy…


30 Birds: “Twinning” by the Bloody Eyes

Starring Charlize Theron. *to be clear our protagonist is male and in a wheelchair A “minor” concussion m i n o r when I was. and then just as that…


30 Birds: “Le Faites de la Fête” by Jun. 27

Chapter 1: The Matrix --- A Singularity Moore's law (disproven?) states that (so far) the number of transistors in a dense, integrated circuit…


30 Birds: “XYZ Affair (Rawhide)” by the Bloody Eyes

X crossed his home's threshold alone and then alone heard the house's front door close. X's a stay-at-home dad and devotes his time, wholeheartedly,…


30 Birds: “Parable #2 (A Picture’s Worth 1,000 Words) — Red Herrings” by Jun. 27

I’ve never been to this art museum before. I’m not so much art museum-savvy as I’d like to say galleries are more my thing, but unfortunately, no,…


30 Birds: “A Love Poem” by John Robert Barnes

(click to enlarge) *** For all installments from 30 Birds, click here. Previous installments: "Velvet" by the Bloody Eyes "Subtle" by Yukio…


30 Birds: “A Decorated Soldier” by John Robert Barnes

Nobody should ever see their mother cry. Never see your mother cry. It was in England. You’re 15. In retrospect, it feels like I was younger. You…