My nipples hurt, The first time I went in the ocean. The second time, I got burned. Second degree, Very serious, But the nurses laughed at me. The third time I escaped, Unscathed, But my wife got bit by a crab. Why do I keep going back to the ocean? Advertisements

I Feel Resentful

I am overweight. I have been for as long as I can remember. And everything I eat, everything I drink, everything I do, I am acutely aware of everyone’s eyes on me. But it’s not real, is it? It’s all in my head.. I feel resentful of the thin people, because I feel like they […]

Flash Fiction 001: Untitled

I know the birthday kid is a little girl. I heard her name: Hannah. I haven’t seen her yet, I’m buried too deep in the bag. But now, the bag is open! My brothers and sisters that go before me, I wish them luck. They are going on to great and wonderful things.  And now…now […]

The Year in Haiku

Golden hair man child Brain doctor won’t open his eyes Tea Party buffoon We stand with Paris But forsake the Middle East White Christians matter Police go too far Protesters take it further No one wins this fight Sheldon Silver caught Dean and Adam Skelos too Cuomo far behind? Boston has closure Tsarnaeve sentenced to […]

Genette Eason, Age 15

It’s like a bad magic trick. Abracadabra, and everyone you know or love disappears. Genette Eason, 15, moved through the complete darkness that used to be her cozy hometown with surprising ease. The ground, covered in hot ash, was warm beneath her feet. The air around her was thick with dust. Somewhere in her mind, […]


I had the apartment to myself. A sprawling, second floor, 3 bedroom with an enclosed porch and more living space than we knew what to do with. I didn’t live alone, normally, by my roommates were out-of-town for Christmas. I also had the flu, so I was missing a fair bit of work. What was […]