PMA

Meet me at 9, the note read, across from my building. Friday morning broke hot and sticky, and Stevie Eisen’s stomach started growling so …

Rinda’s Moniker

It’s a melancholy chamber, willow wallpaper and a power-steam humidifier trying to spread calm across six pews sulking on either side of a narrow …

Oleander

The train pushes through the unexpectedly blooming and green landscape at a high speed. Then it finally comes to a halt, but the numbness …

The Piano Player

Frank felt edgy all week.  Preparations for Bennett & Co.’s RESTORE AMERICA fund-raising tour were taking over all his time: petitioning the state for …

Exit

     -2 (Title)      You have it wrong. It was ‘Edit’, I am sure.       It has changed.       Why? The whole point was …

Crystals

       In the exhilarating atmosphere of scholarly and cultural exchange following the fall of the Berlin Wall, John Dee had been among the …

One Oh For Tilly

It didn’t announce itself, the difference in the room, but it was there, of that he was positive. It wasn’t the soft caress of …

A Wink For Luck

Abbott, West Virginia, the town with a funny name, was a funny place to live. Needing somewhere to hang for the winter, I settled …

The Nickel

Shards of sunlight flickered off the car’s bumper as it disappeared over a rise in the road. Josh stared at the bright bursts of …

N’Djokito

It was the penultimate day of the working week, after the English fashion. Dominguinho was glancing through the paper first thing in the morning, …

Dibcek

Karel Dibcek woke up and thought for a moment that he was still in Prague. He lay warm inside the duvet, his head covered …

Whale

Portents were in the air. First, to be given a shilling was remarkable. We were both handed a piece of the silver and sent …

From Retelling

I felt an irritation on my right shoulder and tapped my skin. Something awoke in me. A new sense of awareness overtook me, even …

ACME Short

Third day out, the oddest feeling overtook me. A hybrid of nostalgia and deja-vu, this fuzzy childhood sense-memory of melancholy bliss. I wanted to …

Stills

The day of, I find my husband in her room, kneeling in front of her bed. It is a moment suspended like a dream …

Sentences

A Sentence in Transposition Cuban-American Style in Harlem a storefront restaurant pouring into a street a mélange of sweet, spicy, intensely fiery pepper, bitter …