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...
Lifeline

Lifeline

You. Are old. Admit it. Evidence abounds. Your cell phone, for example. Fat. Red. Trills a jaunty greeting. Young people snicker. You, more often than not, fail to recognize the sound. Today you are chained to the phone. Your cell, the young would say. You’re like...
One of the Days I Nearly Died

One of the Days I Nearly Died

When it was happening I was alone. I didn’t think of my wife, of how her and I suspected she was pregnant (she wasn’t, but by the time the period came we’d both said a brace of big ugly honest things that had made the other think, These big ugly honest things you’ve...