My newest story -- and my newest character -- appears courtesy of guest editor and incredible writer/essayist/novelist/activist Ryka Aoki and the beautiful, brave James Franco Review: "That You Were Meant For Great Things"
Once upon a time there was a girl who dreamed of bongos in basements. She’d seen a tv show about beatniks. They were strange people with sunglasses and berets and they beat on drums and they spoke weird sentences. The girls looked sharp in tight pants and long hair. They wore interesting jewelry. The girl … Continue reading Story Time Sunday on Monday — 10/27/2014 — Dreaming of Basements
Once upon a time there was a woman. Once upon a time there was a man. They were old. Not Alzheimers old. Not Baucis and Philemon old. But old. Wait a minute you say. That can’t be a story. Why not? Because only young people have adventures. Have sex. Make discoveries. Are beautiful. Well, you … Continue reading Story time Sunday, 10/19/2014 — a slight struggle to tell an almost true story
"I vowed I would never live in another city", he said. "I vowed I was done with their grids and their money. With Wall Street and Christopher Street. With a city built on greed and graft and the pretensions of lineage." "Well," she said. "Then I know a city you can go to that is … Continue reading Story Time Sunday on Monday, October 13th, 2014 — Tangle – a story for all ages
Once upon there was a taxi driver. Wait. First there was a boy. The boy lived in Ukraine when it was part of the Soviet Union. His dad flew fighter jets – the ones with the big bombs in them. Not big as in size. Big as in nuclear. Then the dad got a different … Continue reading Story time Sunday, 09/14/14 — 2 Boys and Then Some (a story for all ages)
The lover is sitting across from me in the train station, on a bed, with a green blanket pulled tight over it as though he were at summer camp. He has seen me, but he has not noticed the husband, who sits beside me and who is consulting timetables, long shiny pamphlets that fold out … Continue reading Story Time Sunday on Saturday, August 30th, 2014 — Mind the Tulips — a slightly sexy fabulist flash fiction for adults
Once upon a time there was an island. And on the island there were buses. The buses ran for free almost every day, and they took people – rich, poor, local, visitor, young, old, abled and not so abled -- almost everywhere in the island. ”What????” said some private citizen. “You are just GIVING AWAY … Continue reading Story Time Sunday on Monday, August 18th, 2014: A Parable about some Buses