Lester carried nothing in his hands. His rawboned upper body barely filled a half-buttoned tunic, sleeves rolled tight to his biceps, chest pockets bulging with what personal items he still possessed. A month’s growth of dark beard hid his face, his filthy black hair long enough now to sweep behind his ears. The steaming jungle … Continue reading HARD CANDY
There is a pile of avocados. They arenot hand grenades. Those watermelonsare striped, not wired. The inflatablefootball field, atop the frozen food isle,is ineffective cover. The grocer stockingthe bananas looks as annoyedas I am, there is barely a speck of yellow in a field of phallic green. The handle forthe cart is moist. I hope … Continue reading “GROUNDING”
Last time I saw Miles was just before he went to prison for tryna kill his stepdad. I wasn’t there when it went down and by the time the story floated my way, it’s like–take it with a grain of salt, right? Except everybody knows Miles is crazy, so when I was told he burned … Continue reading GOD IS WEARING BLACK
He paid for his fried rice and spring rolls with a twenty, tipped a dollar, went back to his motel room. The key card reader flashed green, beeped. Guvinda stepped in and snapped the deadbolt home. With the light off he parted the curtain half an inch and peeked out the window. Nothing. “Dead town,” … Continue reading FEAR AND COMMON SENSE
Think of the most humiliating moment of your life. It can be anything. A Primary school beating. Maybe the first time you really pissed away all your potential. Did you lose the scholarship? Fumble the ball? Shred your gullet out with liters of glorified engine grease with the boys at yet another boarding school where … Continue reading DUMBER THAN BOMBS
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Spyglass against the locomotive’s fenestella: a soldier’s backend leaks chestnut puree, another with a boot on his back, using a pocketknife to saw the head clean off, chin rankling to the beat, eyes subtracted, shook into urination, matted turkey-feather scalp. The standing soldier mutters a series of numbers. The cock, done with him in throes, … Continue reading BÉLA KISS GOES TO WAR
MaprExe the targeting software familiar is in a relationship with a topographical map of Mali. She knows every watering hole and desert and questions the map like a curious girlfriend each morning at 7:00 a.m. Greenwich time. The trigger finger is a woman named Genna stationed at a military base in Monterey CA who is … Continue reading THE AFRICA SHIFT