Unspoken

Unspoken

It was a pale imitation of justice, but all in all we agreed the testimony rang true. Outside, the shadows of the houses swallowed the shadows of the pigeons without flinching. Some things are easier to absorb than others, said the judge, using white gloves and what...
Mystery

Mystery

Mink stoles and sparkling eyes—sparkling, really—and hair curled to nearly edible precision, and the pale satin taut across the bust and the compact waist, from which flared a modest skirt, with a brooch somewhere, and a flower, and the dapper companion in natty suit...
The Idea of 2039

The Idea of 2039

Hendrix jamming at the edge of volcanic expansion in the ‘60s skips ahead to 2039 night-swimming through the fossil-flamed continuum. As crow wings open and close over more than we know of loss or gain, the collaborative intensity of cells revolves around food enough...
Addendum to a Miracle

Addendum to a Miracle

And then, after asking for silence, and for silence please, and for silence way in the back please, he made of the many fishes (churning silver in the brimful baskets) just one irrefutable fish, size of a single loaf of bread, and the mouths of the multitude watered,...
A Colder Spring

A Colder Spring

            Crocuses, you’re down there somewhere, but, sorry to say, I forgot you existed. The New Ferocity gave me brain-freeze; the continent a crystal skull of ice. Across a gyre of debris-field waves, your imperial purple has been dredged from  floods....
Binary

Binary

He wore a slightly rumpled shirt, its placket buttoned off by one so a triangle of cloth flapped loose over his belt buckle. It struck me this was possibly a studied move meant to indicate joie de vivre. He set his coffee down with a clack, sat in the chair opposite...