Out for a Walk, Part 1

His name is Harry, but you could rightly call him Hirsute. We come to him on a brisk Saturday morning, when the rent is due. Harry has rent money…


Closed Minds

It was rainy and the branches shed heavy drops on anyone who lingered near them. Lina staggered and knocked at the gatekeeper’s door, her stomach…


Knock! Knock!

I’ve been listening to a persistent knock for the last ten minutes. I check my Arlo camera alert and, sure enough, there is a man dressed in a black…


Making Pumpkin Spice Lattes in a Post-Apocalyptic Iowa, Part 1

I. It wasn’t war or an asteroid that nearly wiped out society. It was a disease, and how stereotypical, right? The bug could have been another…


The Magic Word

Andre turned to the cute blonde on the barstool next to him. He looked her in the face. Her luscious tits and legs for days blurred out beneath her…


Sheet Ghost

You want to know a secret? Most of psychology is nonsense. I should know; I make a living teaching it. Freud, for example, didn't do a single…


In the Parking Lot

Sitting in my office around noon on the 7th of June, I receive a text from Nikki advising “she has no car” and must cancel our scheduled June 8th…


Field Recording

I looked over at Connor and saw he really needed to ash his cigarette. Before it all fell to the ground, I noticed how it almost matched his eyes,…


Mano Niuhi: The Legend of the Sharkmen

“The sea has never been friendly to man. At most it has been the accomplice of human restlessness.” --- Joseph Conrad Eyes dark as undelved pearls…


Chairs

I grew up in Sydney, if you want to know the truth. I was the middle child of five children (two older brothers and two younger sisters). I had a…