Canceled

Canceled

    Some canceled and some didn’t. They canceled because canceling was proposed. They said yes, I will, and canceled. Others said no but had to cancel anyway. The ceiling dropped, the walls widened. Home, it was, then. They canceled out of abundant caution....
Fool at High Noon

Fool at High Noon

    Fool finally realizes why the marshall deputized him and then blew town. First thing he’ll have to do is buy a gun—fast—then learn how to use it, then try to round up some help. Trouble is there’s only an half an hour before Miller and his three goons...
La Edad de la Ternura

La Edad de la Ternura

    Every day after classes we pick up Sonia from La Facultad. That first year when she thought herself a doctor and tried to help El Pedigueno with a stick through his hand. She swore it was her calling, that her parent’s voices were the breath above the...
Four Poems

Four Poems

    From A FIELD GUIDE TO PEOPLE Elephant Sometimes you see something so dreadful that the mind’s camera snaps a shot, shoots a video of the scenario, lasers it into your retina’s screen on the spot, impaled in you for as long as you live: the memory of a...
Two Poems

Two Poems

    HOW TO SURVIVE AS A MEDIC   Rule number one is to lay it on thick               for anybody that asks about what you do.   This way you’ll seem brooding and dark,...