The Summer I Lost My Innocence

She was alive. I could see the covers move over her shoulder just a little bit. The morning light creeping through the sheer curtains at an odd angle across… More

Six-Word Memoirs

“Six-Word Memoirs” are short life stories, a personal twist on the form that, according to literary lore, Hemingway started when challenged in a bar to write a… More

Dodging Dictators

We moved the pieces back and forth on the table, but in the end gave up; it proved impossible to find a configuration that expressed the simultaneous desire to… More

Lessons in Love and Loss

Today is my birthday. Now that I've lived longer than I ever expected, and while I still have my right mind, I thought I'd better write down some things… More

Son of the District

I wasn't the gangster type, all loco to draw down on some fools, but you've got to protect your interests, and I was mainly interested in not getting peeled… More

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