Landing

Landing

In the evening I sit out on the back porch watching the lit up flight pattern of the planes coming in for landing. They come right at me like a surging highway. I wear my binoculars. Sometimes I even make signs. WELCOME TO EARTH, said one of these signs. I mowed it...
Sidney and Jane: A Play

Sidney and Jane: A Play

(A rainy evening in a poor sector of London in 1890. Crossing a street, Sidney sees Jane and goes to greet her.) Sidney:      Jane! Jane:          Sidney? Good evening. Sidney:      Rather a harsh evening, in fact. Jane:          Yes, the rain is so chilly. I keep...
Bodies at Risk in Motion

Bodies at Risk in Motion

As he undid his belt, his erection snuck over the top of his white underwear. Zabeth saw his khaki-colored life fade away, the man of rules breaking the rules. A shopping mall bathroom. She looked at his gold wedding ring, wondering if he was there with his family, a...
After the Wedding

After the Wedding

We’re 55 and just married, and I for one get embarrassed when people congratulate us too heartily, as if they see and smell our bodies, not taut but glistening with afterglow, pungent with vanilla-scented lubricant. “Do not deny me” Tony murmured that first time, his...
Home

Home

My dumb friend touched my right nipple last night. We were in our bunk beds and he slid down and under my cover and stuck his right index finger on it. I thought an alarm would go off, but it didn’t. My friend said, “home.” I felt myself feeling friendly and a bit...
Of Course It Would

Of Course It Would

She found herself locked inside her parents’ hotel room, the doorknob and lock like everything else these days, busted, beyond repair. Soon they’d show up. Would the door open for them? She’d already found her suitcase, had removed the pot. She’d driven from...