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Cyclops

…the cyclops makes monsters of us all” Roy Braithwaite (taken from a taped recording made by his Niece Geraldine Braithwaite 1987)

May 13, 2017
The Old Man and the Room

He was literally a polymath. A book and a packet of cigarettes were all that he wanted.

Apr 28, 2017
David, Enough with the Dancing

Or, what happens to the woman who loves a king loved by God?

Premonitions

I sank to the floor, gripping the edge of the toilet with my good arm until I felt the nausea subside.

Apr 20, 2017
Perception

He had stepped back, and then forward, squinting carefully to discern different brushstrokes. By changing his perspective, he hoped to find the trick that revealed each piece’s significance. The inhumanly smooth paint told him nothing.

Apr 20, 2017
"My Insufferable Nemesis"

In London's Highgate Cemetery, a restless spirit guides the reader to a well-visited corner where a troubling secret is revealed

Apr 14, 2017
A Death March to Fulfillment

Their comfortable, dispassionate partnership soothed their aching feet and cushioned their joints, ailments that had become emotional side effects of success and that death march to fulfillment.

Apr 12, 2017
Paper Cups

A Dystopian Tale in Long Island

Mar 31, 2017
Sundays

Peering into their images was like looking at history for the first time, a book laid open for years and never read.

Mar 29, 2017
In Elephant's Time

“So, the city: is it ours?”

Two Thumbs Off: Free At Last

No longer hostage to the vestigial ballast of our former master, we were free to chase whatever fancied our opposable whims.

Mar 14, 2017