Good Holiday

Barbara had to save money all year round so her son could have a good holiday. This meant going with him for two weeks somewhere abroad and sending…


Was Her Resting?

He could see the vertical blinds moving when he was halfway up the driveway. Even though she could neither see nor hear, Delta would always come to…


Barefoot Boy

I was listening to music and mulling billiard balls, both to a small involuntary shiver that I hoped wasn’t the first stage of the malaria paroxysm.…


The Damned Beautiful

Aurora looked at herself in the bathroom mirror, hardly able to hold back tears. Why did she have to look like this? She dared to glance only for a…


The Last Will and Testament of Philip Alan Dennison

All my life, people have been telling me to shut my mouth. Never once has anybody seriously asked about my opinion or my side of the story. It’s…


The Crashing Waves

We drove on toward the coast. You see, we needed someplace to stash the body. I started out with a full tank of gas, but all we could think about was…


No Quiero Nada

Desire Verb: to long or hope for, to express a wish for, to invite, to feel the loss of. There is a subtle difference when one describes a woman as…


Middle/Post

Old Jacob was already out of his chair and shuffling towards the door by the time Mallory struck her tiny fist against the wood frame. He had spied…


Dummy’s Dummies, Part 4

XXIX. Vincent, with stomped-on orange fright wig and other touches that made him resemble a life-size dummy, sits on a stool facing the camera. On a…


Alcohol Drought

It's three o'clock in the afternoon; Linda is standing outside the red wooden cottage where John and company are inside sleeping, not having awoken…