RUPTURED DEPARTURE

Establishing my negative credentials. I curse at work, to myself, but loud enough for everyone to notice. I make fun of ridiculous rules and sneer at the company dogs I'm surrounded by. By implication I mean everyone, because when I make enemies, I do it whole. And there's something in me that needs to flush everything...

WHY ARE YOU SO FAT?

Wife smoked and drank hard cider while I got another headache on a smoggy sunday afternoon with the neighbors’ children screaming and banging on the wall. And the tape recorder had to be returned for warranty work because it was fucked up and wife’s Smith Corona typewriter was fucked up also again because everything we buy turns out...

Writers’ Camp

“So how do we get their attention?” said Eduardo. “I’m not sure,” said Darrius. “We tacked up fliers at the university, and I told everyone in my creative writing class. You did, too—right?” “I did.” Eduardo and Darrius sat for some time in silence, passing a joint back and forth. “Why do you...

IDIOT VICTORY

A dirty little demon is crawling up my pants leg determined to gnaw off my genitals with its sharp little demon teeth but I grab it by its hag hair and slam its head against the corner of my desk, then I fling its solid little body across the room into one of my...