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Monkeys

I’m sitting in a movie theater and I’ve got a one on my right and a one on my left. God I’m in love. He…

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A Hollow Ball Back and Forth

Amy Ping wanted to kill herself. Lily Pong wanted to get born again. Such were the disparities in life; that they were touring China together…

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The NANO Reading Series at Kaboom Books, Fall 2009

The NANO Readings Series is made possible by Kaboom Books. If you are in the Houston area, please stop by one of their two locations…

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The Day You Were Engaged

You were crying. You were excited. Very. I wished there was some way to TiVo your emotion and play it later at a time when…

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45 Walker Street

As Julia approached 45 Walker Street, she thought she got the address wrong. The building had no windows and the door looked plain. She rang…

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A Family History of Curses

Your mother was an abandoned, half-naked mannequin on display in a peep show window. She said she was just pretending but I knew she was…

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The foxes

hold all weddings on Sundays. It begins with champagne brunches— the upper-class way to drink before noon. They dip their narrow-tipped muzzles near the fizz,…

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Secret Potato Chip Dialogue over the Phone

Yesterday I received a phone call from an unknown individual. I said hello a couple of times but there was no response. It sounded like…

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S. O. L.

Irv drops the rifle, nears his son, Scotty. Scotty’s got a hole in his belly, and the half open refrigerator, casting one slim yellow ray,…

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The Mountainview Middle School Geography Bee

As a reminder, this is a single-elimination round. You must provide a correct answer to continue in the competition. Congratulations on making it this far….

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