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the mango grove
short stories

the mango grove

it was a tuesday night in january, so joel and i were the only two waitstaff covering the entire restaurant, and joel had the only table- two kids from the commune up on the hill who came down every now and then with a roll of cash to order drinks and a four-course meal. they … Continue reading

the least weasel
short stories

the least weasel

  back in 1999 or so my mother called me from her desk at the cornell synchrotron and said, you better come up here– i’ve got five baby-somethings in my pockets and they smell pretty bad. our relationship had been rocky for the past year or so, and we were not speaking much: i took this call … Continue reading

how it came to this
short stories

how it came to this

how it came to this At this moment, Lucky thinks about lowering his head and rushing the cops. In his mind, he sees it play out: their repeated warnings to stop, his perceptions slowing and lengthening in the surge of crisis, the thump and sting of bullets followed by the beloved quiet and the relief … Continue reading