Alphabetical stories


993993 views55 comments22 favs

She jumped into the hole the other day. The hole that sucks little girls into the universe, and doesn't return them. I had to watch it. I had to watch her sitting on the dock. Lean over, and fall in. I couldn't have saved her. Nor God. Or Jesus. Not the bridge. …

C-ing History

746746 views1515 comments99 favs

Conjure calamity and calamity comes.

C.S.I. #14

982982 views99 comments33 favs

I had dreams of being permeated with the heat of Caramelized sisters. A declawed cat kept creeping along my apartment walls.


12431243 views66 comments66 favs


699699 views44 comments11 fav

In the morning I listen through an ear-trumpet


493493 views2222 comments1515 favs

Mariposa, the skinny hound, crawls out from under the trailer


519519 views11 comment11 fav

Could I cache your kisses?


779779 views00 comments00 favs

Brenda sits in a room full of people who have simultaneously forgotten what it was they wanted to say.


13571357 views2525 comments2323 favs

I counted telephone poles and the seconds between them. The old highway cut straight through the sand and it seemed the road would never end. No curves. No hills. Just poles.

Cactus Subconscious

11841184 views1111 comments88 favs

The voice in the sand: "If it has soul you must funk it."

Cadillacs, Candy Bars and Boogers

505505 views22 comments00 favs

I won't ever forget the image of my father, behind the wheel of the Cadillac he so loved. Even as a ten year old, and more as an adult, I could never figure out why he loved that car as much as he did. I must explain that he was really my step father,…

Caffeine-Fueled Revelation Machines

10901090 views55 comments33 favs

So she leans over the patio table like that model in that magazine ad and then takes a sip of her blended coffee drink as if a director had said to pretend the straw is a penis. As if this director only just shouted, “And you're a dirty, dirty girl, and

Cahiers du Cinéma

21862186 views6161 comments3434 favs

Hours later, we fell out of a helicopter like hunchbacked wingless birds.


773773 views1212 comments99 favs

Your cairns/ are litter in the streets

Caitlin in the Y2K Museum

906906 views22 comments11 fav

Two months after Peter moved out, it opened on the eastern-leaning boulevard, a stone's throw from the water. Caitlin heard about it from a friend at a bar three weeks after that, found that the concept wouldn't quietly settle in her mind, and made plans

Caitlin's Boots

704704 views11 comment11 fav

A horn honks, brakes squeal, Chloe’s screaming, pulling at her. She’s lying on the sidewalk. Her shin hurts. Her knee. Chloe kneels beside her. Ring of kids staring. I’m good, she says. I’m good.


893893 views2525 comments1717 favs

A little poem


583583 views55 comments44 favs

There I saw a man Lowering his head Close to the plate And just wolfing down His cake And that was all he ate It was like Solace He was enjoying it So much


547547 views00 comments00 favs

She could estimate herself around 30, though this was debatable since she had stopped counting years ago. She looked like a person who would be very pretty if she wore make-up, but she didn’t and therefore wasn’t.


477477 views22 comments11 fav

CALEBHe'd get up every day,don his clothes and tendto rote ablutions. He tried not to think too much.Because he knew what that would bring --the tethers he lost; failed causes,the last lover, who knew some things.Instead, he kept his eyes straight ahead,marked time,…


745745 views44 comments11 fav

CALENTURE The horizon is marked with the still sculptures of dead gulls; A young man floats off slowly on the…

Caliban's Dream

598598 views44 comments55 favs

Today I’m feeling crabby and haggard and technology makes it easy to get to the point.

California Fall, 2020

3232 views00 comments00 favs

leaves descending and twirling in their carefree spinning dance

California Series #101

630630 views44 comments44 favs

Saying this work is reminiscent of Diebenkorn or Thiebaud is a false statement on my partfor whom am I to say if the colors capture the sea in Ocean Park and the thick brush strokes against the milky thighs are the Streets of San Francisco…

Call Me

788788 views22 comments22 favs

I'm living where I've always lived, in Georgia.

Call Me

306306 views99 comments44 favs

The woman took a small note card from her purse and wrote on it. She then stood, handed the card to the doctor, and said, “Call me.”

Call Me Naked

894894 views11 comment00 favs

[He] practiced aromatherapy and licentiousness, in no particular order.

Call Me Rust

436436 views55 comments00 favs

Call me anything but Ishmael. Call me Enamel.

Call Name Mary Magdalene

11131113 views66 comments22 favs

His hands fumble over my curves like he’s petting his golden retriever. He wears in inexperience on his face like I wear my mascara.

Call the Cultbusters!

851851 views33 comments22 favs

My twin sister Ilene has recently taken up with a man named “Darrell,” who is a member of the Shriner's Fun Korps, a motorized paramilitary group.