Meth and Honey Jar

She says she is gonna kill herself after I take a phone call with a writer friend, so I go into the bathroom and lock the door. I stand there and…


Field Recording

I looked over at Connor and saw he really needed to ash his cigarette. Before it all fell to the ground, I noticed how it almost matched his eyes,…


Don’t Make the World Worse

“Don’t make the world worse” was Iggy’s mantra. He thought this while overlooking the point where the Santa Ana River feeds into the ocean. He…


Ensnared, Part 2

After 20 minutes of looking at the videos that consumed Frank Lecher’s soul and free time, Stacy figured that Frank Lecher was either an idiot or an…


Ensnared, Part 1

Stacy and her parents had come to an understanding. In order to avoid bloodshed, a socially distanced vacation would be a really good idea. Summer…


Midnight Garage Sale

I. Victor held his breath as he got near her frail body. He slammed an old dirty sock in his mother’s mouth, tired of all the screaming and violent…


The Lady in White

Edwin loved a spring evening after rain. He loved the way the soaked earth glowed beneath a reddening sky, and how the buds and fallen flowers lay…


Charlie

Charlie’s career hit the skids. One day, he was 28 years old, playing the teenaged older brother to a Miley Cyrus-type on a hit Disney Channel tween…


Lina

“Shit.” I’m late again. This is my third date in a row with Lina that I’ll have shown up late to. I showed up 15 minutes early the first time we met;…


Remarks on Cunt

Cunt-stricken           I am the glory of a whore…