Disaster Holiday

It was a once in a lifetime, barnburner, shitshow of a storm. Certainly it was being hyped as a Biblical-level event. So much so that the grocery…


Cindi and John

In front of the Key Food supermarket on 108th Street and Rockaway Boulevard is a blue and yellow aluminum can redemption machine. John’s feeding the…


Hell is a State of Mind

The man opened the door and found himself in Hell. He knew it was Hell because the room looked like it could be nowhere else. The ceiling was low,…


By the Bay, By the Bay, By the Beautiful Bay, Part 2

Rich drove fast. We were cruising on occasion at 95 MPH. He is a superb driver. Some people can do it. Some even like it. He loved to take the curves…


A Rose Named Kenneth

I remember the day we met like it was yesterday and can hardly believe how the time---almost half a century now---has flown by. We were just a couple…


True Love, Part 1

I. If he was being completely honest, Ken would tell you that he had always preferred younger women. Though he would probably never admit that to…


6:35

“Free bread!” the sign said. I noticed it as I was walking through the grocery store in a small town somewhere in the Midwest. I figured it was a…


After Golgotha

Simon heard rhythmic tapping next door and felt his mouth beginning to smile. It was a good place to stop anyway, as translating thirty pages out of…


The Rogue Messiah

I. “Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the Earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.” --- Matthew 10:34 Rolling into…


Easter Long Division

Bernard sat and sipped his coffee. He felt dull. His female....eherm...friend at the time seemed to be angry at him. Bernard and she slipped up in…