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...
Becoming

Becoming

My friend told me that his date had a rape fetish, only she didn’t technically say it to his face but had answered ‘yes’ on the dating website where it had asked if she had a rape fetish. Thing is, he said, I don’t have a problem with a rape fetish, provided it’s not...
The Neighbor

The Neighbor

    Ben Davis is walking through his neighbors’ house, taking it all in. He’s never before been inside. It’s bigger than it looks from the outside. Bigger than his own? Ben wonders, tries to spatially compare in his mind. Their floor plans are similar enough...
The Prince

The Prince

  It took Sophie a while to remember the title, but she did. It was The Trials of Life. Their father had recorded the show back when VHS was still a thing, hand-labeling the tapes so Sophie and Christine could watch them in the summer. It was different from the...
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