Games The Dead Play

Jackson with the long blonde hair Hollywood smile badass black leather jacket and slim frame gracing the kitchen at a party I was watching him from the living room making some beautiful girl laugh playing it all up smooth as silk rippling in a fine french wind but that was Jackson last I remember the […]

Dad, Have You Seen My Scooter?

Life at times can unrelentingly kick your ass without ever offering an explanation for it and then brutally punish you for being desperate until the world flips over gravity undoes itself and all of the universe unravels in your lap and this all occurs when you are unfocused or not paying attention like day-dreaming behind […]

The Disappearing Factory Across The Street

“RAP-RAP-RAP-RAP!” Good ol’ Eddie always banging on my door with a cold beer on a Saturday afternoon. He was here to talk about the humming again the strange sound of machinery in the air where there was no manufacturing plant for miles we all heard it increasingly over the summer months and of course Eddie […]

The Bully

Tyler was the biggest meanest toughest bully there was in our neighborhood and he terrorized us younger kids on a daily basis as he lay in wait in the alleyway in his leather jacket smoking Marlboro’s. A decade ago now a car accident put him in a wheelchair for life and had reduced his mental […]

The Harrowing Descent of Mr. Hand Puppet

It started innocently enough he constructed a hand puppet named ‘Willy Nilly’ to entertain his girlfriend’s young son and together they put up clips on YouTube. “Hey-Hey-Hey! Duuuh! Howdy, Mr. Rabbit!” The shows started getting longer he made up more characters –more puppets. A shelving unit was built in the bedroom closet where they would […]

Jenny Says Hi

Johnny got drunk behind the wheel again and smashed his car into a tree. Jenny wasn’t wearing a seatbelt and died on the way to the hospital. That was twenty years ago and the only reason Johnny had recalled it right there and then as he left the party that night was that across the […]

The Laughing

I must have been twelve the first time I heard it deep in the woods -the laughing. Sometimes it was a woman’s laughter sometimes it was a man’s sometimes an old voice and sometimes young but there was something about the laughing unlike anything you’ve heard before. Deep in your bones you knew that it […]

Thunderstorm

The king sky wants us all to bow today. The flowers mercilessly pelted by the machine-gun rain. The wind a whip walloping the atmosphere trees waving like waves. clouds crowding clouds split by stark lightning brings to ground rumbling shivering window panes.

Mr. Snow Plow

He’s been pounding back the sauce since his wife left and took the house the kids the dog now he lives in his snow plow at the end of my street idling, waiting for me to come out after the storm to start shoveling. He can barely see me as through his alcoholic haze I […]

SUMMER MOON

When the summer moon kisses the night ocean it creates a luminous walkway upon the glistening surface. A haunting white ribbon stretching right out to shore. An ethereal passage of light inviting out to all eternity the bravest of souls and the already dead all the same.