Top Dog

Butch looked at the blank wall that offered him no answers. His buddy was in the next room, or the same building at least. They’d been split up…


Social Justice Warriors

The good professor eyes his neighbor’s dessert. He’d been quiet up to then, waiting for his order. He and his young wife are delighted when their…


Soul Box

Dead now. Dead today. Dead tomorrow. That’s what the widow told me about her husband, her palms flat on my desk wishing it to be true. I finished my…


Sugar-Plum Fearless

Sugar-Plum Fairy leaned in the shaded doorway of Blade Runner Apartments. He'd intended to get his cock out, then urinate, but he forgot the first…


Helené Brooks

The first place I went into was called Ransohoff’s, a women’s store located on Post Street just off Union Square. I had taken an early morning…


Fetish

He breathed a heavy sigh that signified that he was done. He looked like a spent force. My husband, Chris Cleary: a man of little stamina. Well, that…


Empty Coffins

“Of course, tales of nastiness and murder are always handed down with slavering delight from generation to generation…” --- Stephen King, Salem’s……


The Crowman

Feathering, or tarring and feathering, is a term that few people are familiar with due to its relative obscurity within lynch punishments. In brief,…


Frank and Liz

Frank sat near the top row of the covered grandstand, stroking his stubbly, gray goatee as he checked the odds on the tote board. He lit up a…


Hostess Cherry Pies

I was in and out of Philly kicking around Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. One guy I always saw had alopecia. He talked about holidays, missing booze…