Take Me to the Pilates

Take Me to the Pilates

(First published in matchbook literary magazine – May 23, 2016) My 61st great-grandpa, Pontius, the Sixth Governor and Procurator of Judea, pronounced Christ’s death sentence and went home to eat grilled sardines and wine with his wife, my 61st...
The New Activist

The New Activist

(First published in Gravel Magazine – May 2016) There are ‘Hacktivists’, who use computers and networks subversively to advance political agendas. And ‘Slacktivists’: Hacktivist wannabes who just go for feel-good measures in support of social causes. And it...
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 Folk...