Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One

Mary was on the bus again today. Same as every day on the morning run to work back seat in a skirt. A startling dark sullen beauty staring out the window like I wasn’t there and never would be. Looking as though she were plucked right out of the last day I saw her fifteen […]

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 War Veteran

Johnny had his face in his iPhone. He didn’t see the crippled old war veteran lying like litter on the sidewalk in a beaten parka begging for change. “Get out of my way, you filthy bum!” Johnny was disgusted. The city should do a better job of keeping this scum out of his sight. As […]

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 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 […]

The Demonic Bathroom Tiles Get Me Everytime

It could be in the mirror behind you seen just for a second or spotted in a photograph -something that doesn’t make natural sense. It could be you. It could be me or it could be something else. You decide. I’m tired of trying to discern ghosts from the blonde next door. “You have a […]