Stories

“A story is a way to say something that can’t be said any other way, and it takes every word in the story to say what the meaning is.”

Flannery O’Connor

Black Demon | Fiction

Black Demon | Fiction

Baja believed in Megalodons like she believed in Jesus Christ; after all, one lurked in her pallid, Sapphic waters. She kept her head in the southern waters, a compulsion brought on by fear. The other cities sat, land-locked and said, “My love, you have nothing to...
The Saga of Traveling Pig | Fiction

The Saga of Traveling Pig | Fiction

There were four of us girls, three redheads of various hues and me, the oldest. I had decided years ago the business of hair dying took up more time than I cared to devote to vanity and had let the gray take over.  We were gathered in the foyer of the local Baptist...
Dotage | Fiction

Dotage | Fiction

I’ve been sleeping six years when my daughter brings home Lenny. His pants sag off his hips and he doesn’t look me even in my closed eyes. He edges around the walls when he’s standing, sits on the couch with an arm slung over Mari’s shoulders. Lately Mari’s gone from...
Near Life | Fiction

Near Life | Fiction

“There are no unnatural or supernatural phenomena, only very large gaps in our knowledge of what is natural. We should strive to fill those gaps of ignorance.”  —Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 Astronaut On his death day, Henry missed his chance to slip the earth and...

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