Karma

“Police! Arrest this man!” Harold ran along the sidewalk careening back and forth as though the city were twisting beneath him. The police officer at the corner looked up from his hot dog unsure of what to make of Harold. Fifty […]

Mi Pollo

When no one was looking, I casually set the chicken on fire. Wait. That’s a horrible way to start. Let me back up a bit. Lindsey Gordon is, perhaps, the most appealing girl in all of Wichita Falls. Granted, that’s […]

In Spades

I tapped my pack of Lucky Strikes against the corner of the desk. I needed a drink, a stiff drink, but Frankie was still making like he had gone clean for good and the stash I normally kept in my […]

Do You Remember?

Do you remember how the trees used to whisper to us? In the summer time, free from school and homework and responsibilities, we used to run outside, to the park or to a neighbor’s house or to our own backyards, […]

Snow

I sat in the waiting room with Darren, my legs crossed and tucked underneath me. I think it’s some sort of defense mechanism—reverting to a more child-like posture because I felt vulnerable, that kind of shit. In better days, Darren […]

Run

My mind is reeling. That sickly dizzying feeling crashes over me again and I wretch, heaving. But my feet don’t stop. It hardly makes any sense to me. I don’t know what’s going on, don’t know why it’s happening. He […]