Fiction

One July day in Brooklyn, a long time ago…

The Block

This was their world, every inch, from one corner to the other. They were as relaxed and secure on ‘the block’ as most other people in their living rooms. As kids, they had thrown water balloons from the rooftops on to unsuspecting little girls. They’d played ‘army’ in the alleys and backyards. ‘Hide and Seek’ in the dark hallways. This was their turf. No longer little kids, their desire to chase away little girls had evolved into the desire to catch them. Now the hallways served another purpose, ‘making out’. Not quite adults, they had yet to discover...
A Contrived Diatribe by Kim Jong Un

KIM JONG el ÚN-ico

[In a flurry of obeisant response, Kim Jong Un enters a guided ballistic missile complex just outside Pyongyang City. In white-glove inspection mode, the “Great Leader” directs his conversation to any number of identical and appropriately terrified listeners.] KIM:...
The Woman in the Swamp

Cat's Cradle

Lisa opened her eyes to the hazy grey of a Florida morning. Like the varied instruments of an orchestra slowly coming to life, one by one the woodland voices came to her ears. Grimacing, she pushed aside long, loose strands...
A Contrived Diatribe by Kim Jong Un

KIM JONG el ÚN-ico

[In a flurry of obeisant response, Kim Jong Un enters a guided ballistic missile complex just outside Pyongyang City. In white-glove inspection mode, the “Great Leader” directs his conversation to any number of identical and appropriately terrified listeners.] KIM:...
The Woman in the Swamp

Cat's Cradle

Lisa opened her eyes to the hazy grey of a Florida morning. Like the varied instruments of an orchestra slowly coming to life, one by one the woodland voices came to her ears. Grimacing, she pushed aside long, loose strands...
A high tale of Trump based on alternative facts

BREAM ME UP, CAESAR

(Fact-finders reportedly have clicked on this while reading the following breaking news) In honor of International Women's Day, Brexit PM May had invited Trump on March 8 to a traditional British cuisine, prepared by Gordon Ramsay, at her residence on...
The Voice Inside

Inner Dialogue

It's coming isn't it? Why do you think so? You know I hate riddles, just tell me. What do you think is coming? Can't you just say yes or no? Why do you always ask me questions? So I can...

BUT FOR THAT TEARFUL KISS - Journey to Alpha Centauri

BUT FOR THAT TEARFUL KISS Journey to Alpha Centauriby Bent Lorentzen The great dark ship hurls through the lonely halls of space toward Alpha Centauri at just over point nine the speed of light. An occasional purplish glow cavorts...
What is the 'nui huna,' the great secret?

A Matter of State - Installment 11

Grober Tag Ranch, Kaumana Road, Near Hilo, HI -- 1:45 PM The Grober Tag Ranch house had seen better days, but they were long gone. Of the twenty-four panes in its six-over-six casement windows, only one was intact. Ferns grew...