How to Be a Hero

How to Be a Hero

I. Office Politics Don’t linger on the fact that you recognize him from accounts receivable, or that he holds what appears to be a semi-automatic gun. Instead, act at once. Shout for others to run. Keep shouting even after he points the weapon in your direction....
The Sea

The Sea

There once was a man who fell in love with the sea. When he woke in bed at night, he did not look at his wife. He did not touch the thighs that he had been given by her, or gaze with desire at the nipples that had hardened in the cold that the wind brought in. He rose...
Remembering Em

Remembering Em

REMEMBER EM THOSE COFFEE SLEEVES THEY SCRIBBLE ALL THE NAMES ON? So they know who to call? Caramel no-whip choke artist for Carl? Venti skinny-dicked frapplerock for Eleanor? Well, what if they all ended up in the same pile? Cardboard headstones. Excuse me: not...
Sibling

Sibling

A little girl sits Indian style on a Turkish carpet in her living room and rolls a quilted ball against a closet door. Each time it pops off the wall and shoots back to her, she laughs. Her parents have let her know she’ll soon have a sibling. Her mom has a feeling...
Host

Host

Don’t get mad, I’m trying to explain something to you. I know you think I should leave the subject alone, respect his silence, but how do you interpret his behavior? I’ve gone over and over every second we’ve spent with this guy, the mystery neighbor who won’t open...
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