Armed Psychopaths and Bunny Rabbits

Approaching mid-winter. Shoveling the driveway to shoot hoops with frozen hands. Can’t bend your wrist, ball won’t bounce. That’s cold. Next day,…


Four Breams

Going with my mother to the Plaza del Mercado de San Isidro, in the Mataderos neighborhood, at the beginning of Carabanchel Bajo, in Madrid, the…


The Corporation

She filled out her work report, completed the termination form, and shoved it into the envelope before heading downtown to drop it off and pick up…


Careful What You Wish For

Jeffrey woke to the magnificent sounds of angelic birds. The sounds of the heavens, and all that hover above, filled his ears. The ability to open…


Covenant

The bailiffs were discovered before it was even known they’d been missing, the poor boys, John of the dell with his face smashed in, like a rotted…


The Cry

I’m on the way to school this frigid Kuwaiti morning. That is, I think I’m on my way. I try starting my Audi.  It won’t budge; could be frozen.  It’s…


Felis, Part 4

XVII. Now. Major Thomas guided his flight into their final approach. He stifled a gasp as they came within sight of the city 30 miles out. No…


From Henchmen: A Novel on the Millennial Dilemma

The heater in his car didn’t work. He rolled the window down and forgot. A roaming WiFi algorithm recorded the word cocksucker and flagged him as…


Luminaria, Chapter 9: Balancing Act — Ith Daktar San, Part 1

And there was Lance Rey, plopped down right in front of me where I’d been waiting for him on the steppe near to Extorlia’s castle. I had to admire…


The Slicing

Sardine cans is what Mother called them. The smaller caravans, down the hill in the dip, the view out their living room window looking in through the…