Fiction

Deleted Scenes from a World You Can’t Forget

Your hair has grown too long after your year asleep. So you take the knife at your hip, the one with the wet bandana tied around the hilt, and begin to slice the excess length of tangled hair.

The Angel of Myself Is Not Forgiveness

When the sun spit its light over the mountains I had only climbed down from a few days earlier, I kicked to life a fire I did not make and ignored the slow music of the world to which each of us dance before departing.

Secondhand Heavens

There are caves here, too: little subterranean veins washed in lamplight. It’s a nice place to get lost & stay lost. Starlight falls through cracks like spiders burning & nothing hurts like it once did.

Mother (Earthbound)

After he left, everything became slanted. The towns the cities, the forests the valleys. The entire earth diagonal.

Japanese Atari Boy

He never went to school or changed clothes because he was too busy mastering Atari, weighed down by secret histories no book could ever contain.