Two Stories

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Yes, there’s a confessional aspect to the crônica, but the confessions are not at all personal. Instead, the crônica highlights a persona, a winking avatar in place of the whole of the writer. In other words, it’s not me. Because me? I’m still alone, dancing—you know it, baby. More

Rent Town

Rent Town

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Easy payments!More

Catch You on the Flip Side

Catch You on the Flip Side

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We found his last will and testament, printed on special old-style stationary from Staples he seemed to have stamp-notarized himself. I forgot to mention he was a notary public. He wanted all his assets donated to the NAACP, and he insisted his grave stone say, “Catch You on The Flip Side.”More

A Pound of Flesh

A Pound of Flesh

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The physical metamorphosis of healing.More

Attributes

Attributes

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“What do you want for dinner, Dad?”More

Henry Offerson’s To-Do List

Henry Offerson’s To-Do List

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Henry Offerson has a lot on his mind.More

The Waiting Game

The Waiting Game

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I felt a little heavy and when I opened my boxer shorts I noticed that my scrotum was three times its normal size and my dick was lumpy with malleable sacs of fluid. More

Rufous Treepie

Rufous Treepie

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Look at a cat, what does it think of you? You would rather be a mouse than a man. And what can you do except feel sorry you are not a rat? Nature AS the manifestation of All sacred, Infinite Being. Whoa. It should show you. More

History Is Not Chronology

History Is Not Chronology

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The Spanish expression, for being unfaithful to someone is “Puso los cuernos” to put the horns on them. My romantic partner one day wandered into the teacher’s lounge of her high school, to find her colleagues gossiping that one of the girls, Maria, had “put the horns on Alvaro.”

“Poor Alvaro,” someone said.

“Poor Maria,” my partner said to me.

The Spanish word for a shameless gossip is “chismoso”

The Spanish word for a hotshot, or someone who makes all the decisions is “El que corta el bacalao” or “he that cuts the codfish.”More

Three Stories

Three Stories

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He has this chiseled out jaw and these amazing blown out pecs and this super cute dimple that shows up when he smiles. And he also has a tail.More

Young God in Gym Class

Young God in Gym Class

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Young God pulls his Dream Team from a roadside culvert, spins Lucifer from cornsilk—because not having a favorite is beyond even God’s young powers.More

Three Stories

Three Stories

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I can tell by the elliptical pupils—its cat eyes. The single mother is right. This snake is a viper. More

Let Me Crawl Inside You

Let Me Crawl Inside You

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Silence sometimes raises the dead.More

Protections and Coverages

Protections and Coverages

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His right eye had suffered a devastating wound. The organ was white, almost totally without iris or pupil, and angry lines of blood snaked across its surface. It looked as if someone had tried to remove it and failed.More

Last Day at the Burj-al Samak

Last Day at the Burj-al Samak

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A security expert in the Middle East is challenged by a beautiful Russian urban climber.More

The Principles of Hand to Hand Combat

The Principles of Hand to Hand Combat

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Some old men are hard. More

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