Glospak

Dense cloud smothered the town, drizzling on the predawn pavements and blurring the streetlight.  In damp hands cupped against biting wind I lit a cigarette and exhaled a cloud that whipped away before it could form. Over the eastern hills a cold line of sun filtered...

The Snout Pointing Toward Sunset

Just a name. “It’s really amazing, Cousin Adam told me as we filled our plates with potato salad and fried chicken at the family reunion. “Two babies, born to one woman, five months apart.” “That’s not possible, unless…” I said, thinking preemies happen, but five...

Organs of Labor and Love

Tendon             There’s never been any doubt in my mind of that. I’ve always felt that I could reach out to you at any time, reaching for and then reaching you, that thing which remains within and out of reach. Some things don’t warrant an explanation. The muscle...

Night Swimming By A Burning House

No man, ever, had torn the wrapper free from a candy bar with more ferocity than Corey Gordon on the night he went swimming. He wasn’t in the water while accomplishing said feat. He was on the road, fresh off another evening spent forcefully reminding drunk...

Oddity

Clement weather ahead, I bound out of my bedroom and lunge across the continent. In poor, broken Greek I ask for directions to the nearest beach and all arms point south. I drop in to a restaurant named after a cat known as Marguerite and nibble cured meats as the sun...

Greetings From La Dolce Pantomime

Two canaries fly into a trapeze manufacturing plant. One hops on a forklift and begins the arduous task of moving a mountain of crates. The other searches for a place to gather her thoughts. The forklifting canary takes his time hauling the boxes, which have been...

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