Tammi and the Toymaker

Her day began to slide out of control with the presentation of underwear.  Skimpy, low-rise panties, to be exact.  It became obvious in retrospect but at the time, held high, a pair of dusty, plump hands in the leg holes, it still felt like a game.  A heavy thumb print marred the panties’ perfect whiteness…

jail cell

Blood Will Out

Those lists you see of things you’re supposed to do before you die, many include spending a night in jail.  I suppose the thinking is something like, you haven’t really taken anything to the limit if the cops haven’t noticed.  Arrested at Mardi Gras for being too drunk, that’s funny.  Protesting something you hate, that’s…

kease surrounded

The Final Run

Kease knew he had to ease up on the throttle but he could no longer think clearly.  The street rippled before his eyes.  The sound of his cycle, once as familiar as his own breath, screamed beneath him like a banshee.  His head pulsed against his helmet, his body ran with sweat.  After hundreds of…

douche smirk

Bobby Worried at Killing the Man

Bobby worried at killing the man. He intended to put the fright into Tony Falcon, nothing more.  It shouldn’t have been difficult, Bobby clearing six four and two thirty, Tony Falcon five ten in heeled shoes and a hundred seventy pounds after a big meal.  Looking at him across the dim bar, surrounded by laughing…

Hiawatha Gave Us Democracy, Columbus Gave Us Slavery

I tell myself I’ve been waiting to see if anyone else would show up when what I’m really doing is trying to grow some balls.  I should’ve made a poster.  It would be way easier to slap up a poster without being seen.  Easy to tear down, too, which is why I’ve gone for Plan…

aught but that which already lies

He’s not the coolest boy or the richest boy, but his brown bag is packed with bargaining power. The sandwich is roast beef from Leo & Sons Big M deli with muenster and honey Dijon, served on marbled bread with lettuce. His mother packed the tomato slices separately to keep the bread from getting soggy.…

Closure

He knew he was dreaming because he remembered going to sleep but didn’t remember waking up.  That meant he was dreaming.  Also, his friend’s face kept shifting, looking like overlapping frames of film – famous people, kids he went to school with, his boss.  That also told him it was a dream.  If he didn’t…