You and I are We

The sign blinked in the slow manner that signs in store windows do; on…off… on… off. He stood there watching it from the window of her hospital room across the street. He listed to the sound of the machine she was hooked up to and realized that it was in …

Pink and Blue I Love You

Gilda stood at the bottom of the stairs with fists planted on hips and forced a furious furrow onto her smooth brow. “For goodness sake, Beatrice, haven’t you changed yet? We have to get going soon!” “I know, I know. Sorry, I was just finishing my book.” “It’s Friday night. …

Looking Down on Ourselfs

let’s criminalize ‘prettiness’ scar ourselves with sharp rocks compliments are insults bathing is unnecessary ugly animals all fat and filthy reeking foulness rubbing mud in our hair and throwing our shit at each other gouge out our perceptions with long dirty fingernails Is this the best we can do?

The World We Deserve

I’ve left my tower before. I don’t see what the big deal is. There’s sun and wind out there like there is in here. Same sun, same wind. The city at ped level is interesting sure, but not as interesting as say, Egypt during the Ptolemy’s reign or Mexico city …

1984: Rogue State

“My fellow delegates,” the president of the Eurasian Union began in addressing the General Assembly of the United Nations of the world, “esteemed prime minister of the United States of North America and the president of the United States of South America, premier of the Greater East Asian Wellness Coalition, …

Target Acquired

Marcus watched the man closely. He was moving with a powerful stride down the busy street towards the underground subway station. Marcus knew that there was only one chance and it was coming up soon. He nodded briefly; the signal was sent. An older woman stepped out in front of …

1984: Goldstein Lives

Emmanuel Goldstein awoke slowly, as the sky became just grey and he starkly refused to fall back to sleep. There was much to be done in the free world and billions counted on his leadership. The King’s room in Versailles had been adorned according to his orders, and the rest …

The Confession

Are you ready? Are you recording this? Good, I will tell you everything then, just as we agreed. You can decide if I am insane or evil once you have my confession but until then, please don’t interrupt. Now, I like the traditional ways.  Old fashioned? Well, yes you could …

One Fine Day

The work of an evil despot is never done. How many mornings must I awaken to spit at the dawn? How many babies must I dump from their cradles? How many churches must I put to the torch? It’s never enough. It all becomes tiresome after a while. Oh, I …