Onyx

Too much ambrosia without mutton got my mouth cracked open when a Naiad strummed a lute, but I didn’t have the parts to seal the deal. Big Poppa spent… More

Monkeys

You had to buy a good monkey, to know where it came from, for at least five years of guaranteed love, you had to know what it had or… More

Oh, The Places You Will Go!

“Stay? Go?”—the choice, the freedom to choose suffocating like a plastic bag atop her head, a hijab tied around her neck, as if an answer would erase doubt, a… More

A Suitable Foundation

I think if I popped you a bunch of snakes would wriggle out. Well go on then, you can say something, I think. I’m giving you permission, I… More

The Actions of Brave Men

Kelly was a thief too but he told himself he only stole what no one wanted. What he could tell himself hurt no one. A hierarchy of opportunity and… More

Because Hook Doesn’t Exist

He tried to run over the wife with his truck and then threatened her with a claw hammer. She told the police. Ask yourself why this sign didn’t signify… More

The Ibex

If she succeeds, if she births a kid that lives, then they will try others. Who knows? The Javan tiger, the Zanzibar leopard, a black rhino or white rhino… More

Normal

The next time you are with a girl, it feels like the house you grew up in except all the doors have moved. You know what’s inside but you… More

Killing Stones

Stone was but stone, and marble belonged to the hills, they said. The patient carving and chiseling of men long gone would not remain to remind us that we… More

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