We’ve been on this airplane for two and a half years. Fourteen months quarantined on a military base. Sixteen months jetting around the continent as disaster tourists. It adds up. “Talk about a flight delay,” we say and crack thin smiles.
Nick is catatonic. He rocks on his feet like an inflatable clown, hands twisting against his skull as if trying to squeeze the images out of his head. He does […]
They ask me about Hollis all the time: “What was he like before the siege?” “Why does he hate the government so much?” “Did you ever think he’d do something like this?”
I’ve only read a tiny fraction of the hundreds of literary journals and e-zines out there, so this list is limited to The New Yorker and Atlantic Monthly (two of […]
Turning toward Kennedy Plaza, the bus driver chooses the exact wrong moment to take out his frustrations, tromping on the gas pedal just as the front wheels are on a […]
I am trying valiantly, with more scuttling retreats than dramatic advances, to improve my social skills. Or, rather, gain social skills. Kenny rates me a -1, which he claims is […]