THAT’S NOT MY CAT

I was reaching for a melon in the produce section of the local grocery mart when a paw shot out from behind it to vigorously swat at my hand and the black head of a growling cat appeared with large excited yellow eyes. A passing lady looked at me askew. “That’s not my cat.” I […]

Hey, Daddy

Big Jim was sitting by the fire in a friend’s yard when he heard, “Hey, Daddy.” A girl’s voice coming from the shed right across from the fire. The door was opened just a crack. Big Jim looked around. Tim was still inside. He didn’t have any kids. ‘What the flying fuck?’ Big Jim thought, […]

THE MARVEL SUPERHERO ON PARK STREET

I was walking by a large Victorian house on Park Street when from up on the top floor balcony I heard someone calling out. I turned to see a girl –maybe ten years old– leaning over the railing so that her long hair hung straight down. “Hey Mister, do you want to see a trick?” […]

THE INCUBUS OF IRVING ST.

Tina was pulling grocery bags from her trunk when she spotted Bono walking across the street. That’s right, U2’s very own Bono looking like he had just stepped out of the ZooTV tour with the shiny black suit, chest-open shirt and fly sunglasses. There was no mistaking it because nobody else looked like him. Tina […]

The Window

“Did you take your medication, Hon? The neighbours complained again. The walls are thin and they can hear you laughing and talking to the window.   And now you won’t talk to me or look at me you just continue to stare at the goddamned television.   I’ve tried yelling and even shaking you and […]

THE DEALER

“I’m going to tell you what’s going to happen if you go to the hospital in order to save you some time. First, they’ll take some tests, stick needles into you, give you some saline and sedatives, pump your stomach and slide a catheter into your dick. None of which will be pleasant under your […]