“The greatest thing you’ll ever learn Is just to love and be loved in return.” – “Nature Boy”, Nat King Cole The lights buzzed and flickered overhead, coming to life and announcing Sahdi’s arrival.   Four small bots busied themselves, tending to the vertically stacked plants flanking the entryway of the apartment.   Sticking his fingers into […]

Selena passed them on the way into the place. A gorgeous distraction, black leather and lace.  Bottom bass.  from right to left, left to right, MJ-like always surpassing the hype.  She tossed ’em a sly smile, followed up by her fly style.  Nothing but raised eyebrows and Ooohh faces, is gettin’ riled.  She was my […]

“Hey Sara, can you do me a favor?  I keep finding cigarette butts lying on the ground, outside the building.  It can only be the guys who are working on the roof… and the windows.” “Sure.” Sara shrugged her shoulders in reply. “I need a sign that reads, ‘No Smoking,’ in Spanish?” “Um…okay.” —- “Hey, […]

The day was October, the fifth. The air was crisp and cool. A slight chill sat uncomfortably on the wind, snaking its way around my neck and ears. The windows of the houses were dressed in cotton weave cobwebs and witches hats, while plastic spiders crawled over the sashes. The yards were filled with rows […]

“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 […]

“Picking up grudges like hammers and axes, your temperature rises, your anger waxes.  Chop them all to pieces, slam them into cakes, have you never yourself made a mistake.” He shrugged his shoulders and said. “Why must I let it be?  I feel you are disrespecting me.” She coughed.  “My girlfriends are coming over.  This […]

Read Part 3 here …Samaritan.   I found myself looking up at the ceiling, with my mouth greedily grasping at the humid, morning air.  “Thank God! It was just a dream…only a dream.”  I muttered into the pillow.  Gathering my wits about me I looked around the room.  It was my bedroom, I was certain.  The […]

Source Image She looked up from the table and smiled at me. I smiled back, “Hey!”  I set my backpack down in the office.  “I was thinking -” Interrupted as I turned to see her launch into a hug. The cross-haired lines rippled across the folds of my cotton shirt.  Caught dead to rights, I opened my arms to […]

The sound of bending and breaking branches, escaped the edges of the woods.  I listened in earnest while resuming my pace.   I paused again at the sound of more breaking branches.  When I moved the source of the sound moved.  It was paralleling my path and this wasn’t the Visitors’ normal mode of operation.  These […]

I could hear the movement in Salsa.  The African rhythm of the base, kettle, and guitar.  She swayed.  Her hips bounced back and forth, her arms and elbows extended out.  Clapping her hands to the melody, shimmying her breasts and shoulders, while turning in a circle, she shouted, “échale!”  Closing her eyes, she moaned in […]