Stories tagged knife


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In China I remembered you only once:the restaurant's speciality, chosenfrom a braid of live varieties,spiraled to the floor while the waiterflayed it with a knife flickedfrom his wrist. The snake made your initialover and over the black tile.What pain? Love's all…

La Pointe Courte

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Hold me, you, because I like it, long-dong silver, slacking slob.

Assailant (Under Construction)

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Hackleford stared into the line of shadow that marked the edge of the woods. He was a cautious man. He had bound himself to the belief there was no guaranteed safe place on this earth, that death could be instant and unexpected. And he was not prepared to

Game Night

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Randy stood in the alley behind Krasnowski Construction with a loaded gun shoved down the front of his pants. His friend Todd was inside, unloading the safe. And when Todd walked out the door, Randy was going to shoot him in the face.

1. The Knife (or, Ignorance is Bliss)

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He showed me the knife, said it was his best friend. This knife is older than you, he said. Here, run your finger along its blade. Like this. He showed me how to do it.

My Man Wears Cherry Pants

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My man wears chartreuse shoes.! He wears chartreuse shoes like a new king right there on Main St.!