Stories tagged alcohol

Unintended Consequences

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...you pile into your Mercury and barrel down the street, the air smells like sea, the night goes forever...

The Brother

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I guess it’s extremely difficult to be a decent human being in all aspects of your life.

The Garden Heaters Of Kilburn

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when women’s hair shrinks into tight curly balls and sits on top of their heads like scrunches of wool, blowing in the wind, hanging from the mouths of recently shot deer.

Getting Stood Up

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"Sorry, I need to confirm the results." Sal turned to Paul. "Is it true that you got stood up?"

TO THE RESCUE

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TO THE RESCUE I'm home from school. It's late spring. I graduate next month. Then a summer job. After that — on to college. I sit on the edge of my bed thumbing through a Russian phrase book. I like…

Physical Mementos

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ong after song. Note after note. Swig after swig. The set comes to an end. There is a collective sigh of relief that no more energy need be expended and one of disappointment that the night is coming to a conclusion.

I Should Feel Liberated

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I'm finally beginning to accept that you're not coming back.

gravelortian part 18

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A poor boy scribbling

A Gap in Inventory, or Step 4

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Beaten felt, dark brown, full of character, worn. Immortal, that hat.

All the Dead Punks

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my body forgets its own music

On the Menu: Gin & Tonic

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First, hold a lime in your hand; wrap your fingers around it and pretend it’s something else