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...

LAND OF THE LION

My wife, daughter and I arrive in Singapore after midnight. Heat hits us as we walk out of the airport. We wait on a sidewalk and in a short time are met by a car and driver. We ride into the city in the dark. Before the sun rises, I go out to look for a convenience...

Life Is a Dandy

New Halloween idea: buy health insurance for the undead, they’re paper animals, a side of Eli Whitney and Lou Reed’s solo work, this is what I really need: some burgundy and Celine, oh hold me, you pseudo sexual anarchists, maybe I’ll become a really big...

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...

Pretty Things

The last thing my mother does before supper is put on the string of pearls she stole from a pawnshop when she was fourteen. She wears them when she’s expecting company — when she’s in the mood to entertain. She runs her fingers over the beads while I eat, sits up...

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