Category Archives: Fiction

LIFE OF PINKY: Forgotten

A pink form appears in my visual periphery. I’m deep in proofreading a two-thousand-word magazine essay, so I don’t look up straightaway. At my age it is effortful to read small print properly, particularly at this early hour and in … Continue reading

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Jigsaw Puzzle

“Rory was six foot two and thin as a rail.” This isn’t what she wants. She can determine that much from the pictures that gradually yellow in our photo albums. Nia asks about a man she’s never met. We’ve had … Continue reading

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A Thousand Faces in the Dark

Christopher doesn’t realize the bathroom door has changed position until he turns around from the toilet. The black door with the silver knob, once positioned on the far wall, stands now in the adjacent wall, and the sink with the … Continue reading

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A Nihilistic Catfish

While he is fishing a small pond, Christopher sees his dead father. He walks out from the midst of a herd of cattle gathered at the top of a hill and follows the dirt path through the grass down to … Continue reading

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Bunny and the Fat Man

Bunny’s father gets her pregnant when she is thirteen. When child protective services takes her daughter she runs and begins working on the streets. She stays at the house of a woman who recruits and pimps walkers. Every evening Bunny … Continue reading

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Every Visit

Every visit I have a long wait for her to answer. Sometimes she never does, but I always wait. I know she likes me to wait, though we have never actually talked about it. Today I saunter off her porch … Continue reading

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Braddell

An old man sits quietly in his heavy geriatric chair, his head bent low over a borrowed book from the Toa Payoh Public Library. A woman, also elderly, but ten years younger, nudges a younger girl, hey look, the old … Continue reading

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