When Dogs Can Purr

When Dogs Can Purr

(First published in The Coffeelicious – 11/21/2016) Scientists have isolated the gene that controls purring in cats, and are awaiting approval to transplant it into dogs. They’re at work on the litter pan thing as well, but for now the headline is: dogs will...
Life From Space

Life From Space

(“6 Planets Life on Earth Came From”, originally published in Points in Case – December 2, 2016) It’s now accepted that the building blocks of DNA and RNA arrived here via meteorites and comets. These are the origins of some of some familiar things...
Crash Tested

Crash Tested

(First published  in New Pop Lit – March 4, 2016)   “I’ve never had a problem with being a Dummy,” Sean told the doctor. “Virgin Thermo. First mold. They can’t take that away from me.” “Is someone trying to take that from you?” “Not how I meant that. I’m...
Paleo’s Bones

Paleo’s Bones

(First published in Arcadia Magazine – December 8, 2015) Thirty centuries have passed since ‘Paleo’, a Stone Age chef, cave painter and storyteller chronicled the earliest prepared human foods. The following are interpretations of her paleoliths of the first...
11 Godzilla Movies Never Made

11 Godzilla Movies Never Made

(First published in Crack the Spine – Issue 151 –  May 27, 2015) With last year’s reprise, there have been 30 Godzilla movies made, fueling a franchise that rivals the James Bond series, which such memorable plotlines as ‘Godzilla Vs. Mothra’ (1964),...
Me and GMO

Me and GMO

(First published by Arcadia Literary Magazine – April 14, 2015) Paul Simon, the singer/songwriter, recently shared his views on Genetically Modified Organisms. An artist who revels in contrasts, in mixing metaphors and far-flung imagery, both in his art and...