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Hour 1 He said his folks would like me. He used that word, “folks,” and I asked if that’s how people spoke “in these parts.” He laughed. Danny’s mother sat on the porch and greeted us in the street. His father gardened in the backyard. They lived in a duplex in Gettysburg, and their neighbor, […]

Three Very Short Stories

I was trying to help when I told you what I saw him do. How he slipped his hands into her back pockets to bring her close.

Breaking my journey at Cheshunt I throw bones under the disinterested gaze of commuters. The omens are not auspicious. They never are, some would say. With Saturn quincunx to Virgo I am, as the stars dictate, approaching London from the North. A long and tedious journey given it began on the chalk and flint hills […]

The Myth of Chang’e

Chang’e is a god, but one to be pitied. For millennia, no one has begged anything of her, for no one envies her. Though she receives offerings, they are a kind of cruelty, a cruelty of kindness: