The trees whizzed by while their deciduous reflections washed over the windshield in repeating patterns.  The neighborhood was idyllic and plastic, a painted picture of manicured and trimmed. An affluent heaven on earth, of sorts, safe harboring neighbors from the naked environments of the city, while populating itself with people who spent their leftover hours powering through evening […]

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 […]

Shimmy, shimmy ya. Shimmy yeah. Shimmy hey. Honey had the maracas bumping against her hips and ass, hypnotically, while the bass guitar scaled the stairs. My eyes followed the lacquered sheen shining off the bourbon chocolate of her muscled thighs. She danced under the club lights that hung just above the wooden rails leading up […]

I shook my head from side to side, while sitting with my eyes closed.  Pressing my lips together, rolling the decision over in my mind, I pondered.  I pondered the melody of the song that was playing about as much as the words Billie sang this evening.  But, oh, how I loved the mischief in her […]

“Watch it!” “Hey man!” “What the fuck!” I ran into the crowd, in the hopes I could lose it there.  I watched as it dove in after me. It slithered it’s way through, pulling the bulk of itself forward.  My face and hands bounced off jackets and shoulders as I frantically pushed my way through the […]

  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 […]

The day, sitting just over my shoulder, was a sunny and hot one. Fuzzy and out of focus, a background of greens, yellows, blues, and browns blotted the canvas.  The leaves, on a nearby bush, bobbed on the hot air, left to right – resisting the push, their necks genuflected involuntarily. I wiped the sweat from […]

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 […]

Reaching for the door, I heard a knock, followed by a child’s voice.  “Help me, please, please.  It’s coming…”   Standing very still, I felt the sweat roll down my back.  “Please.”  I could feel my heart beginning to race.  I lowered my eyes, knowing I should help, but I couldn’t…I simply could not move, frozen […]