Sólido Entre Nosotros

’S official, I’m in recovery. Just canceled “Scheduled” under “Saved.” No more Nicolle, no more Chris and Chris, no more Rachel, no more---this, for…


Juice

There is a fed on my screen. Every day, I see him spewing his screeds. Down here in the basement, I try to escape the “real” world. I bitch, my…


Intro to Hell

Having shrugged it loose so long ago---having lived in peace and plenitude forever, having eaten manna in the morning and sipped ambrosia in the…


Endless September

The light on the screen flickers imperceptibly fast, a refresh rate of 60 hertz. Which means a refresh rate of… Click, clack, click, clack. .016666…


They Must, Part 1

The effervescent waves of distress lurked among the pines, eerily clinging to their needles like a brisk morning's dew. The cool autumn breeze…


Punchline

She had lovely blue pupils; her irises expanded at important times; she had a cat whose name was also Emma with rare golden fur which was the color…


The Story of the Youth Who Went Forth to Learn What Gender Was…and Courage

A certain man married a woman who eventually became pregnant and gave birth to a boy. While the father was delighted to have a son, the woman was…


Fiction

My friend Brendan rang. “Anna’s killed herself,” he said. What else could I do but laugh? The regional train was chugging past my platform when he…


A Father’s Worry

Another early morning where the sun is about to rise in the summertime of Lilongwe, Malawi. Two escort drivers, Andrew and Vincent, are about to…


“Fourteen” and “Seventeen”

Fourteen All his life, he'd had a dim awareness of his own stupidity and laziness. From moment to moment, it drew nearer or hung back, like a panther…