Fiction

Selfish Clouds

I am so thirsty for the news of bats. When the sickness came when we were in college, they first said it was pigs and primates, but then they turned to bats. Wh...

Dry Laugh Here

Thomas Paulson was melting onstage. Sweat drew lines from his forehead down through the pancake makeup on his face. The spotlight never used to be this warm, an...

The Moon Squad

We are not astronauts. We didn’t get here on purpose. Thom and Alia were riding ahead of me, side by side, in love like always, down a long stretch of road some...

Coffee for Robots

The ad says The Best Part of Your Day, and it’s been shining up at Ollie from the bus stop across the street for weeks. In the picture there’s a man in the cab ...

Shanghai

Shanghai   In Shanghai the air is thick. Something like glue and garbage. It’s loud and because I don’t speak the language, it’s lonely. This lonelines...

Skincare

Skincare   I used to drink nothing but Diet Coke, but now I drink nothing but sparkling water. Sparkling water is so much better for you. When I drin...

Asparagus

Asparagus   It was probably a coincidence that I was dreaming about buying a pack of cigarettes from a convenience store when the annoying cash registe...

Static

Static   He awoke to the phone ringing. He rolled towards the bedside table and tried to grab the phone without opening his eyes. He failed three ...

Living with Regret

“Living” with Regret   “I don’t really know what to say... I don’t talk too good in front of people…I’m not used to…”   “Why don’t start by intr...