Hollywood

The guy we met in L.A. wore a sweater vest with a check shirt buttoned all the way up and he had a tattoo in the shape of Iowa on his inner left…


Fiction

My friend Brendan rang. “Anna’s killed herself,” he said. What else could I do but laugh? The regional train was chugging past my platform when he…


A Conversation at Dana Point

Andy said once more that God could never allow a human being to enter a state as terrible as immortality. We were sitting on the back of the rental…


Veteran

Geoff joined the Army at Estancia High School. He didn't graduate. In July, after four tours of Iraq, Geoff came back to his friend Jose's apartment…


Trip of a Lifetime

I bashed my friend over the head with a family tragedy. We had to stop walking, and there in the doorway of a McDonald's, I told her the details.…


Trial

We had a friend who was on trial for rape. In the papers, it was reported as a consensual encounter that turned sour. Both drunk, after a party. His…