As April Fools’ Day is approaching, I’m trying to flex my creativity a little in preparation for an April Fools’ News story. “Mad Dog of Tripoli said to be ‘Pensive’” Colonel Moammar Gadhafi is said to be reflective and melancholy. … Continue reading
To the guy who cut me off: Terribly sorry for existing in space and time. My bad. Dear Honor-Roll Parent, Little Yukiko in Tokyo is in the same grade as your kid but five years ahead in math skills. Boast … Continue reading
Dear Bastard, I respect the challenge of parking your military-grade SUV, which you’ll need one day to evacuate your family of 15 to a zombie-free zone. But, PARK RIGHT Dear fat-lady-who-tried-to-get-free-nachos-at-Chilis-by-complaining-about-the-service-when-clearly-your-waiter-deserved-canonization, Really?
Jake Cray lay reclined in the hospital bed staring up at the ceiling. He was incredulous that his eyes should be welling up. He blamed it on the antiseptic stink that permeated everything here. If you live long enough, you … Continue reading
I sat upon the parapet wall Watching arrows rise and fall They did besiege us on that day But in the end their lost did lay About that field of sodden Earth Where we denied them a place of berth
The beast’s body was in the light, but its head immersed in shadow. It was the body of a man, and would have been a fine body- fit and muscular- were it not for its various grotesqueries. The skin was so taught … Continue reading
A metronomic clack of hard leather soles emanated from pavement behind me. It was a still and quiet night. The streets had been long abandoned for the evening. So when the time between those impacts into the sidewalk became shorter … Continue reading