Betrayed

Stuart had just spilled some coffee down his windpipe, and was coughing convulsively when Marsha saw him. The veins of his long, thin neck bulged in an exaggerated way. His face was crimson, his forehead damp with perspiration. His dark

Betrayed

Stuart had just spilled some coffee down his windpipe, and was coughing convulsively when Marsha saw him. The veins of his long, thin neck bulged in an exaggerated way. His face was crimson, his forehead damp with perspiration. His dark

The Story of a Failed Comedian

“OK–ahem–so this guy walks into a bar–no, no, sorry. He doesn’t walk into the bar, he walks under it. You, know it’s, it’s and iron bar, like at the kiddy playground? So he walks UNDER the bar, right? He walks

The Story of a Failed Comedian

“OK–ahem–so this guy walks into a bar–no, no, sorry. He doesn’t walk into the bar, he walks under it. You, know it’s, it’s and iron bar, like at the kiddy playground? So he walks UNDER the bar, right? He walks

The Japanese Boy

He had a mustache. I remember that distinctly. That mustache made him different from the others. The students would always draw Japanese men with mustaches, that is, when they weren’t drawing them as pigs. He had no friends at the

The Japanese Boy

He had a mustache. I remember that distinctly. That mustache made him different from the others. The students would always draw Japanese men with mustaches, that is, when they weren’t drawing them as pigs. He had no friends at the

The Other

  Do purely evil factions exist in our world, really? Are there organizations bent on the destruction of peaceful societies? Do people engage in malevolent behavior for its own sake? I have come to question some of the most common

The Other

  Do purely evil factions exist in our world, really? Are there organizations bent on the destruction of peaceful societies? Do people engage in malevolent behavior for its own sake? I have come to question some of the most common

Episodic Madness

Alfred ripped open the parcel as if the contents contained the anti-venom for a fresh viper bite. Emma looked on, baffled at his haste. Layer after layer of tissue paper was ripped away from what revealed itself to be a

Episodic Madness

Alfred ripped open the parcel as if the contents contained the anti-venom for a fresh viper bite. Emma looked on, baffled at his haste. Layer after layer of tissue paper was ripped away from what revealed itself to be a

Set Free

And there our captor lay, an amorphous heap on a low cot in this damp room. He always slept with his gun, you know, his revolver, his finger resting on the trigger. I was bound hand and foot, quite defenseless,

Set Free

And there our captor lay, an amorphous heap on a low cot in this damp room. He always slept with his gun, you know, his revolver, his finger resting on the trigger. I was bound hand and foot, quite defenseless,

The Confession of a Non-drinker

The buses always came late in January. The cold made the wait seem interminable. there was simply no reprieve. The temperature was well below freezing, and indeed had been since November. In such cold, even the slightest breeze was excruciating.

The Confession of a Non-drinker

The buses always came late in January. The cold made the wait seem interminable. there was simply no reprieve. The temperature was well below freezing, and indeed had been since November. In such cold, even the slightest breeze was excruciating.

History of a Bike

My boss tells me it’s an antique, but I’m not really sure if he’s a bike virtuoso, or merely being facetious. Probably the latter. The bike well may be older than me, and it surely has a history, but I

History of a Bike

My boss tells me it’s an antique, but I’m not really sure if he’s a bike virtuoso, or merely being facetious. Probably the latter. The bike well may be older than me, and it surely has a history, but I

Specimen

My watch tells me it has been one hour since my departure from Songyuan. I am tired, but sleeping here would be impossible. Billows of smoke swirl around my head before forcing their way into my recalcitrant nostrils. Every 5

Specimen

My watch tells me it has been one hour since my departure from Songyuan. I am tired, but sleeping here would be impossible. Billows of smoke swirl around my head before forcing their way into my recalcitrant nostrils. Every 5

Characters

If I close my eyes, I can visualize the scene. There are seventy high school students crammed into this one classroom. The students in the very last row have their own culture, oblivious to what has just happened here in

Characters

If I close my eyes, I can visualize the scene. There are seventy high school students crammed into this one classroom. The students in the very last row have their own culture, oblivious to what has just happened here in