Solo Sapiens

Solo Sapiens

(First published in North American Review – April 4, 2016) I’m Denny Pell, and that was the year I changed my last name to Dorito. Legally. Because I could. I was a newly-minted lawyer then. And I liked the word. I liked filing the papers. While I’ve always...
Your Urban Outwitters

Your Urban Outwitters

(First published in Arcadia Magazine – October 12, 2015) For Immediate Release Urban Outwitters® ships 10,000,000th order REDMOND, Wash. – November 10, 2016 – 9 pairs of Apologeans® are shipped to 1 First Street Northeast, Washington DC, address of...
Tennessee’s Woman

Tennessee’s Woman

(First published in Prairie Schooner – 5/15/2015) She never appeared in the play he wrote about her. When her character left the story in protest, ‘Dreams of an Indigo Wind’ was abandoned in 1951 by Tennessee Williams the same year he began work on it....
An Indigo Wind

An Indigo Wind

(First published in eFiction India – Vol 3 Issue 7 – April 2015)   White folk were dying. Massah blamed poorly tanned hides. Lady Livy was sure it was fouled coffee. Or the bacon. But the more rice was planted, the more white people died. All other...
The Garden Sky

The Garden Sky

Selected for ‘The Best Small Fictions of 2015’ by Queen’s Ferry Press – Fall 2015  Sue’s Reviews of GoodReads says of the 55 Winners, “Some I loved: The Garden Sky stands out in my mind and I will read that many more times.”...
Bitches Be Like 5 Seconds

Bitches Be Like 5 Seconds

(Published first in Jersey Devil Press – Issue #60 – November 2014)   The old 411 is that any food picked up from the floor within 5 seconds is cool. Recently, science say the theory for sure don’t suck. So short, 5 seconds. What can happen in 5...