A Good Kill, Part 2

III. Kurt searched the cabinet for an old video about Mongol invaders. Clad in bulky fur and leather, Genghis Khan rode his horse, plunged into a…


A Good Kill, Part 1

I. Stripped to his shorts, still sweating after pumping iron, Kurt inserted the rifle’s barrel in his mouth. His .338 Lapua Magnum with the…


Boots and the Man

After packing a wet towel and a bottle of water in a small sack, Kurt drove to the arboretum in my car. I had driven to his apartment after my last…


Clear and Hold

On his 40th birthday, Kurt posed in front of the mirror, flexed his hard biceps, and caressed his firm pectorals. The military fatigues and…