short story

Astronauts

A young man, Hippolytus, and a young woman, Pip, sit on a ring around Saturn. Stars shoot all around, no sounds but for Hippolytus and Pip talking.   H...

Begotten

Growing out of adolescence was like emerging from a dense fog. You breathe better, the things around you become easier to identify. You retain the shape of t...

Diary of an Extra

In my movie, I am a girl walking alone on a subway platform. The dark corners imply gruff hands, sandpaper fingers threatening to wring me out and dump me on th...

Doggone

A handsome, heartthrob archaeologist flashes a million-dollar smile, flashes a lightning-quick whip, flashes well-tanned pectorals in the gap of his buttoned-do...

RUBBER TEETH

 I had this mask, smelled terrible–put it on and it was like you were pulling yourself through a wormhole to some sort of hot, rotting planet. Great look though...

SELFIE STICK

I have a can of ashes. It is all that is left of my parents. They want taken to some faraway place, some hippy-dippy part of the world, some beach in Fiji. S...

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...

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“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...