Selected Shorts

  • Number 33 June 24, 2016 - I have hosted ten thousand parties and greeted royalty, noblemen, businessmen, foreigners, and scholars. At the height of my greatness, everyone who was anyone wanted to be where I was. I was the talk of the town. 33 Rue Ste. …
  • Sink or Swim June 23, 2016 - Mac was the first friend I made at my first job, when we were both fresh out of high school, and is the keeper of all my secrets. She knows where I have all the bodies buried and I am …
  • Perfection June 19, 2016 - For 54 years, Anastasia played the notes originally written by Beethoven, Mozart, and Rachmaninov. She understood the changes in Tchaikovsky’s 1st Piano Concerto as if she had written the piece herself. All of her adult life was invested in touring as …
  • City Life June 18, 2016 - “Buildings taller than twenty wheat barns stacked on top of each another…” “Lights – so many lights – on all night! You can go anywhere at any time of night…” “There are more people in my building than the entire …
  • Serial Killer August 22, 2015 - It’s been fifteen years since I’ve seen my most prized possession. I thought I’d still have it, But while I wasn’t paying attention Life, as is its wont, stole it away from me. I thought it would be mine to …
  • Study Partners August 22, 2015 - Will lay in the dark staring up at the ceiling. He rubbed his forehead and released a frustrated groan. Closing his eyes, he could feel a dull throbbing building up in his left temple. I need some goddamn sleep, he …

		
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