The Wild Cry of the Night

A dazzling parade 20 feet high marched along the boulevard into the far distance. LED street lights cut through the winter’s dark, a cold harsh glare…


A Bionic Widow Drives in the Rain

If I cry, the road ahead blurs and I may cause harm to myself and others. The twisted ribbon of Route 25A winds along the Long Island Gold Coast and…


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…


Prisoner of the Pills

The first of the day's light brightened the edges of the window. She had watched for most of the night, through the darkest hours. The new pills had…


Cougars

Adele would approve his choice. He preferred fair and slender, she dark and large. Of Egyptian background with a touch of the Nubian in his height…


Bad Luck Streak at Acting School; or, Perchance, Jack, Perchance

“You money no good here Mistah Tu-Do,” Fai-Ling said, his cheeks stretching back in an inhuman smile. “Dats ok, Mistah Tu-do, we take care you. On…


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…


Ending Bigly, Eh? The Many Fates of Justin Trudeau: Prologue

I had no interest in attending a dinner party of any kind. Certainly not one with so many people attending. Ever since Gilbert, my good friend, had…


The Vegetable Garden

Ann awoke with a start. She knew right away he was gone, but only recently; his sweaty body heat lingered like a festering cloud. She fought back a…


Sweet Whisper of a Carnivorous Flower

With my old friend, through a booth, we made an appointment with some girls who were in a flat, in the Plaza Virgen del Manzano, Burgos. According to…