Beets, Three Ways

Beets, Three Ways

(First published in Bartleby Snopes – September 2016) We never think too much of ourselves as being in ‘food service’, even after nine years with our own place. Certainly not carnies. Not even stationed alongside a repurposed midway, this early fall day’s smoky...
Three Milks

Three Milks

(Shorter Flash version first published in Cheap Pop Lit – July 21, 2015) The fat European guest was cheating at cards. He kept his Mojito parked on a stack of Euros on the table, the glass sweating the bills in the Cancun sun. This was the European’s third day...
The Breathing Game

The Breathing Game

(First published in Marathon Literary Review – January 28, 2015, the ‘American English’ version. When I first wrote this, I was intrigued with the idea that it could have happened anywhere. So I wrote it again; this is the ‘South African’...
What Smith Knows

What Smith Knows

(First published in Far Enough East – Issue 6 – Fall 2014) Smith took the subway to work. During the ride, he’d pick out a single woman. He would imagine that he was her fiduciary. Or accountant. A young woman made her way to the back of the car where...
To Play’s The Thing

To Play’s The Thing

(First published in Crack the Spine – Issue 120 – July 23, 2014) Twelfth Night won Best Costume Design for a Play at 2014 Tony Awards. On a tip, Entertainment Report caught up that night with a certain distinguished gentleman in the Press Room backstage at...
Your Lazarus Dream

Your Lazarus Dream

(First published in Storyacious –  July 9, 2014) Yesterday was your four mile walk. Sometimes you go further, sometimes you jog. Every other day you bike, and you go much further then. So you’ve told me. You liked white yesterday. White capris, white t-shirt....