In the time between night and morning. In the delirium of the border country between awakening and near post sleep, a kiss dreamed can feel real. The whipped up, ephemeral body feels solid enough to elicit a reaction in those in-between hours. Sugary sweet it must be. The mind sees. The neck cranes. The lips […]

The disease had sharpened my senses –not destroyed –not dulled them. Above all was the sense of hearing acute. I heard all things in the heaven and in the earth. I heard many things in hell. How, then, am I mad? Hearken! and observe how healthily –how calmly I can tell you the whole story.-Edgar […]

I made a robot on a hot Summer day.  I was wearing my old Wisconsin shirt with athletic shorts to stay cool.  But it was one of those particularly humid, Midwestern, hot Summer days. The kind where the heat just sticks to you; chasing you even into the shade. I assembled the legs, arms, and […]

  He looked out on the office floor observing the activity.  All busy bees buzzing about the interior office space, carrying laptops and notepads. Each one moving along, busy building the hive.  Each one following trails and cubicled caverns leading to different work; interlocked and shared between; exchanging vectors inside booked conference rooms as each […]

“One Is The Loneliest Number that you’ll ever do.” – Three Dog Night — “The tribes laid out their towns and villages in the form of constellations in the nighttime sky.  The archaeological ruins show a remarkable alignment to the constellation Orion; the three inner circle cities making up the belt of Orion.  ‘It’s not possible for […]

Got seven candles lit, black wallpaper, black carpet.  Looking for which (victim) to target. “ – Nas An Ezekiel Roberts Story “Ezekiel Roberts?”  I heard the feminine tones of a woman’s voice ask. I looked at her image on the display while she stood in front of the door. “Yes!  You are in the right […]

“You don’t like zombie movies?  Sheeittt!  I love zombie movies!”  His eyes widened as he spoke. “I’m not one of these bandwagon zombie lovers either.  Been watching these shits ever since Romero dropped ‘Dawn of the Dead.’  And I even went back to watch the original ‘Night of the Living Dead’ that kicked this whole […]

Looking in her eyes, he cupped her face between his hands, “I wish you would stay.” He searched her face for mutual entreaty. “I can’t.” She replied. “We’ve talked about this enough already.” Sometimes, it’s easier to give yourself to everyone rather than a singular someone. The intimacy of one can at times be too […]

Soft shoe.  No sound.  I sneaked up and reached across the bed.  The cotton fibers slid over the sheet thread, while the pillow trailed my purposeful hand. I’d been planning this night for weeks. Despite the repeated mental rehearsal, my hands were unsteady, trembling and anxious. The shadow eclipsed the mark as the pillow came […]