Billy’s Laura

Raining hard at the mouth of the trail where Shane was waiting for his ex-wife umbrella in hand. “Nice day out. Isn’t it, Laura?” Laura smiled, “Yes it is, Hon.” She was already drunk as usual. Shane held out his umbrella and walked holding it over her letting himself get wet until they reached Billy’s […]

Little Wonder

I was diagnosed with an illness that they didn’t catch in time. Doctor told me that I could be in pain for months perhaps years and could face permanent hearing loss in my left ear. It was at times debilitating. The vertigo and tinnitus were Hell. Days became Hell. Life became Hell. Even after several […]

“Don’t Worry, Albert.”

Took care of my wife for ten years as cancer slowly took her away from me. “Don’t worry, Albert. It always rains on a sunny day, doesn’t it?” She’d always say. Two years alone after she passed I moved far away to start again. It was either that or put a gun to my head. […]

The Intervention

Mother stood up first. “I know the divorce and your father’s passing has been difficult for you and you have your ways to cope…but we feel that we are losing you. You’re the only son I have and I pray everyday that you stop hurting yourself and that you find Jesus.” She sat down. Yeah, […]

HER LOVE IS WAR

Her love is a crowbar into the stomach. It’s a gun fight in a closet. It’s a black hole in a paper cup. Her love is a grenade in a gumball machine. An electric chair in a summer dress. It’s a Third Reich parade. Now i drive fast with my eyes closed. Scream into bottles […]

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 […]