Fiction

The Bridge

The scene looks like a Caravaggio portrait, shaded in chiaroscuro from the streetlamp above. The Preacher stands on a flipped-over milk crate at the corner of P...

Scared Smart

“Darkness Falls, Jaws, The Ring, Scream, The Grudge, Halloween, Halloween II, Halloween III: the Season of the Witch,  Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers,...

RINGS

The Friday when rent was due, Katelyn moved out. It took one trip with her Geo. She took pride in her entire life residing in a duffel bag, safe, and gray tote ...

The Utopian Mask

They don’t scream like we do. Pleasure-howls that twist around walls and bleed through the cracks underneath locked doors. Yips that crash into the echoes th...

Tour Guide

An Excerpt from paint-by-numbers   An email from the Museum of Only Art Now asking if I’d be interested in giving their artist-in-residence a tou...

You Searched For —

“allie wilde figure skating”   Skating Magazine Could this 10-year-old be figure skating’s next big thing? Allie Wilde, discovered through her lo...

The Professional

Being myself a grown man, I was having an argument with a child, the particular subject of which was whether a certain artist, who the child had dismissed as me...

Mania

I’m sitting in a cafe in Boston, and my present state of mind is manic. What is your present state of mind? It’s a question typed on a crumpled piece of p...