“The Tyranny of Toilet Paper,” “Dear Encapsulation,” and “The Narrator Presents”

The Tyranny of Toilet Paper hands lunge through darkness distancing answers, delineated, point A to point B disposed into toilet paper salvation…


Valse Sentimentale

Twenty-one. I sample my first legal beer, the bitter and complicated ale of adulthood. Tastes good but a little frightening. It’s an IPA.…


Netflix Spaces

My sister Nancy’s been consumed by Netflix. Every moment outside her teaching job involves her beloved Netflix. She watches dark psychological…


Christmas Booze

Nicky goes to the liquor store to buy Mama some Christmas “booze.” It is a day before Christmas and he is nine. He doesn’t know what kind Mama likes,…


Odyssey

Mother rushed me across the country after Daddy tried to send me away to boarding school. Commit her or at least send her away for being a bad…