The Seaside Cottage

“Pretty spooky, right?” Weber did not know if Scanlan was talking about the cottage or the many empty houses staring out to sea. The two men stood on…


Date Night

Ron says he has a tragic history with women. He goes through stages of blaming himself, of going on and on about where it all went wrong. How he…


Knocking Shop

The building had a drab stairwell, always murky. There were exploitation chambers on all floors of the tenement. Inside these rooms were an array of…


Eggs

My name is Amos. I live in a small town called Experiment. Experiment is located in the state of Georgia. Experiment is located in the United States…


Blue Butterflies, Part 1

I. The war ate the 14-year-olds. Such were the days, when young boys wielded swords and died on these dusts. Politicians, drunk in the revelry of…


Rejoice!, Part 2

XXIV. A taxi pulled up to the wall and stopped. Two men of indeterminate age came out of it, put a couple of photos in a shrine, lit two candles, and…


Black, White, and Red All Over

"I seek new perfumes, ampler blossoms, untried pleasures." --- Joris-Karl Huysmans, Against Nature My knife slipped as I was cutting the apple. My…


30 Birds: “Geronimo Sunset!” by Jun. 27

Chapter 1: Subway Metro Tube Train Platform Molden, not molten, green or brown or orange, or all of ‘em, ‘pendin’ on the location, conglomerations,…


Starry Night, Hungry Night

Everyone who lives must eat. She whispered these words to herself whenever horror crept into her thoughts. The first night had been the worst. She…


100 Daddies

The man I’ve always called my father won me at a card game when I was three years old, lost me at seven, won me back at eight, lost me again. In…