If You Love Something

I. The first time I saw Maya, she was laying on the train tracks on a clear blue summer afternoon. “What are you doing?” I said, bringing my bicycle…


What the World Needs Now

Me and Jesus were hanging out watching TV. We’re tight that way. He likes to hang out. Then on comes the news: another school shooting. “Hey Jesus,…


An Unexpected Encounter

We didn’t know what to expect when we stepped into the monster’s lair, but it certainly wasn’t this. Me and my buddy Captain Ahab (that was his frat…


Occupied

After spending the summer between sophomore and junior years of college in his small, rural hometown and finally feeling that he truly didn’t have…


Linguistic Disorientation

Giovanni sat at the kitchen table gazing into his cup of espresso whilst slowly smoking a Winfield Blue. He’d not had a wink of sleep and was…


Carrion Feeder’s Pedigree

Druff and Loco were perched on the branches of two different trees ruminating over the taste of the same meal. They were within three flaps away of…


Waverley Old Boys’ Club

Two scruffy old alcoholics named Rab and Jimmy are sitting in a bar opposite Edinburgh Waverley railway station nursing their pints of Caledonia…


Riding the Midnight Wave, Part 2

VIII. Tom opened the door of the cottage and was met with fifty people holding picket signs. He recognised many of the surfers amongst them. The one…


The Viet Cong Prophet

My plane went down a few miles away from the Viet Cong headquarters in Memot. As I fell back to Earth, I noticed a cargo truck driving towards my…


Samhain in the Desert

The wisest of Earth’s sages have hinted at the fact that our planet is under quarantine. It is not coincidental that our attempts to explore outer…