The Cuban as Food

The Cuban as Food

(First Published in Gambling the Aisle – Issue 10 – August 2016) Our little legs stuck to the red vinyl of Mr. Juan’s dinette on those steamy afternoons. He kept his table radio on 1110, Woody Garcia officiating the daily battle of Salsa, Jazz and...
Nine Steins on the Matter of Light

Nine Steins on the Matter of Light

(First published in Crab Fat Magazine – August 2016) It began with ‘equivalence’, the idea made the atom bomb real. And probably the cell phone. But I hope not the Apple one. Just now does your science pronounce that matter can, after all, be created from the...
Other Types of Tiny Houses

Other Types of Tiny Houses

(First published in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency – August 10, 2016) Moonshiney House The bright copper exterior of this house hints at its function as an alcohol-producing pressure vessel. The light of the moon is all you’ll need to operate the system,...
On Writing Solo Sapiens

On Writing Solo Sapiens

(First published in North American Review – June 17, 2016) I get most of my ideas when traveling, in a car, on foot, on a plane, no matter. On the interstate one day, I was passed by a Doritos 18-wheeler. I liked the graphics. Then a truck pulling a trailer...
Secret Valley Birds

Secret Valley Birds

(First published in Per Contra – Issue 40 – Summer 2016) “The hill will break your neck, Claire Roux,” Mssr. Fabre would say. Aside the road the last apples clung to thinning canopies, dark ghosts sapped by the season’s first frosts. The air was a crisp...