Posts tagged "fiction"

Waiting for the phone to ring: A (very) short story

Waiting for the phone to ring: A (very) short story
(Famed author and wit Dorothy Parker once wrote a short story entitled “A Telephone Call”, in which she describes the thoughts going through her head as she waits for a call from a man she fancies. I decided to try my hand at it for this blog, as a short fictional tribute to this brilliant... Read more »

An imagined meeting between Bette Davis and Kim Kardashian

An imagined meeting between Bette Davis and Kim Kardashian
A hush falls over the landscape of California. Two blurred forms walk down Sunset Boulevard. California often feels as if its stuck in some permanent existential crisis, the old mingling with the new in a constant twisted ballet. The first figure is stocky, big-boned, often frowning (or, shall I say, has a “resting bitch face”?),... Read more »

The Moment of Decision: a short parable that should be read by all, in the hopes of reformation

The Moment of Decision: a short parable that should be read by all, in the hopes of reformation
The man walked down the street, hands in his pockets, and humming The Queen of the Night’s aria from Mozart’s Magic Flute. The hum started subconsciously, slow at first, and then loud enough to rival Callas, the voice strident and defiant against immense hardship. It struck him as funny that he decided to hum this... Read more »
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Dennis Hastert and the psychology of an abuser: a (fictional) interview with the convicted molester

Dennis Hastert and the psychology of an abuser: a (fictional) interview with the convicted molester
Dennis Hastert sat across from me, his seventy-four-year-old face riddled with frown lines. A recent stroke confined him to a wheelchair and he sat hunched slightly as if the weight of the world was residing on the shoulders of his Brooks Brothers suit. I had been summoned here to analyze this man after he was convicted,... Read more »

The Man Who Said Nothing: A Pulp Crime short story serial by Steven Krage

The Man Who Said Nothing: A Pulp Crime short story serial by Steven Krage
Sam entered the room, his breath smelling of cheap scotch and even cheaper women. His head was spinning, a veritable carnival of the senses. His mouth, dry and chapped, struggled to form saliva. Falling down on the bed, he was rudely greeted by a rather sharp object. As he pulled it out it took all... Read more »