Curmudgeon

I’m past tense all the way to agitated. Past tense for “cast” is “cast” and yet I’ve seen “casted.” If a man is executed by rope, he is “hanged.” He…


Three Mornings After from Last Summer

June I woke up hungover in Nashville today. It was hot as hell and I caught one of those Southern cockroaches in my room. Most of the day was spent…


Erotic Cake Alone; or, One Fat Man’s Rock Bottom

“Rock bottom” is a phrase usually applied to alcoholism and describes the point at which one recognizes they have no choice but to get sober or die.…


Faith and Hope

December 29th, 2020. Rocky year, eh? I guess 2021 won’t be any better. I light up a cigarette and wonder: where should I begin? Easy: where it all…


Lebanotarian’s Origin Story

Call me Faisal I am humble immigrant I come to live American dream like it say on foot of green statue lady. I have been in America two weeks, and…


The White Swan

I want you to picture in your mind a large room filled with intelligent, witty, charming, and attractive people, much like yourself. It is a theater…


Retrospective on Education

It’s been a little more than a year since I was supposed to show up for my first day of grad school. Had I gone down that road, I would have endured…


Louisville Slugger

It started with a simple question: “Why do you keep a bat next to your bed?” For a while, my oldest brother, Jason, didn’t say anything. We were…


Blowing My Brains Out Clint Eastwood-Style

Within the pantheon of suicidal ideation, the action of the suicide itself holds a far lower position than it should. It’s normally the last…


Sex Diary

Me: Describe to me what goes through your head when I kiss you right after my tongue has been up your ass. Be thorough. Her: I feel so eager for it,…