In 22 days the future turns BRIGHT.Read more "Neonatomy"
Finished the 2nd draft today. Release date coming soon.Read more "Neonatomy"
“More garlic.” Dad demanded from across our small kitchen; his arms could’ve spanned the length but he’d agreed to let me help him make the sauce. I’d asked how babies were made. “Gotta’ cover the bottom of the pot.” Peeled cloves in hand I ducked under his elbow, deposited them on the cutting board. He […]Read more "Family Recipe"
I was clean before college. Home meant soap on the dish, laundry that did itself, and my parents laughing as they scrubbed linoleum. Sometimes I’d join and the cleaning effort would turn into a splashy bleach fight; we never got it in our eyes or mouths, only everywhere else, and after, when everything shone and […]Read more "Bust"
The door slammed behind us, shut out the shine of the day. “What is this place?” “Nursing. Home.” I said between gasps. “We’re safe here?” I shrugged, but there was no power, lights, for Bobby to see me by. “You think everyone is…” “Probably dead, man,” My breath had returned to normal but heart still […]Read more "More than Anyone can Chew"
Dundant and chalant aren’t words. The addition of Re and Non is necessary for their respective legitimatization; this exercise in language calls for the abandonment of traditional grammar. Exodus from narrative structure. That leaves the beginning of this as the end, end as the beginning – slap and dash to dash and slap and so on […]Read more "ReNon"
Sometimes people knock on the door and it’s good, but there are also incidents, much more common, where the opposite is the case; the disturbance happens at 10 at night and the people responsible, two women, enter without asking, eyebrows raised in disgust, breathing solely from their mouths as if the stale cigarette smoke […]Read more "Hours in the System"
“He said he could take Jordan in a one on one.” The stranger said and my two friends in the circle scoffed. “Saw a simulation of the two, it was close at first but Jordan obviously won. Cool little thing but even his old ass now would beat the dude.” My friend W- coughed out. […]Read more "Two for Five (Extra Zen)"
My last four girlfriends all taught me the same lesson: true dedication cannot help but breed contempt. Each one had known my goals, purpose, given me confirmation that I’d been not only heard, but understood. Then time passed, neither name changed but the dynamic did and I found myself alone, like I started and […]Read more "Reach for the Stars"