Stories. Essays. Poems. The occasional haiku.

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Stories: True and Otherwise -- The Radiator Key

When I was in my early twenties I almost blew up my first apartment. I had moved into an old brick Chicago two-flat where the rent was cheap and the heat was free...

Stories: True and Otherwise -- The Cookie Sale

I was flushed, flustered and slammed the door as I got inside. The shame poured down on me like the icing on a thin mint...


Set the trap with sugar

Honey costs too much

No way in hell to get out now

So sweet it tastes like metal...


Escape artist hen

Knows the bend in the old fence

Always the rebel

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