Race Relations

A couple days later, my car won’t start. AutoZone tells me that my battery is bad. My boss had said that a cold front was coming, but I had ignored…


The Islands Tell of It

I paced restlessly around my apartment, not able to eat dinner or relax with a good DVD. My mind was racing, as well as my pumping heart. It was 7…


The Companion

translated by Karina Simakova I. The phone rang very quietly and seemingly reluctantly. I was surprised, but nonetheless picked up the phone.…


The Rock Shaped Like a Piano

One day, Tommy found a rock shaped like a piano. He was digging with a hand rake in the dirt of his garden. At first, the rock looked like a rock. It…


The Day I Wanted to Give Humanity a Hand

Here comes the bus at last. It eases to a stop, makes that sound as if it, too, is just plain exhausted and can’t go on another foot. The door folds…


Vamp on E

They ran women, often girls, through the slipstream. Candida knew what she could get. She knew when assessing potential lovers that they would wind…


A Choice of Wine

He saw David as he pushed his way into the wine bar. He paused and then continued to the counter where he gave him a hesitant pat on the back. David…


Thot Control

Some time ago, yours truly woke up one morning to what I expected to be just another ordinary day. But instead, I found I was living in the year…


Wheels

I. I had to go again into Gorky. In Russia, the leadership likes to rename the cities: for the past ten years, this metropolis was called Nizhny…


Stuck in a Moment

They told Victoria that she should go to see the child. That he could help her with what she was going through. Victoria didn't believe them. No one…