Monthly Archives: February 2020

New Story Update – “Chicken & Egg,” The /tƐmz/ Review

First publication of 2020: “Chicken & Egg” in The /tƐmz/ Review!

It’s a story about consequences, intended or no, and life’s little inevitabilities.

And balut.

 

Here’s a brief excerpt:

“It was a disastrous time to be alive.

The city pulsed and swelled, reeked and buckled as people realized – slowly at first, but then with increasing desperation and that telltale resignation that festers during slow-burning disaster – that the summer, like the summer before and the one before that, had become something you had to get out from under, whatever the cost.

Some made it. Others did not.”

 

To read the rest and to dive into some other great works of fiction, poetry and reviews, please visit The /tƐmz/ Review, Issue 10 here.

 

 

 

 

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Open Secrets, Vol. 16

  • It’s right there in the title.
  • I wouldn’t if I weren’t you.
  • Rough assemblages still count.
  • Out, but not down. (Not yet). (Not yet?).
  • Yes, you did.
  • For fashion, of course.
  • Tomorrow’s tomorrow, or yesterday’s tomorrow?
  • I heard it too.
  • Prestigious hardly pays.
  • So is that the score?
  • Status v. Stature
  • How about no?
  • That last bit, though.
  • Today’s no good.
  • Happily Not Yours.
  • Punctuation! Matters?
  • Emphasis mine.
  • Really, anywhere that puts me closest to the coffee maker.
  • Untitled Works are just as good.

 

 

 

 

 

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