A group of multicultural young adults steps out of an alley led by a young woman who appears to be Polynesian. 

A group of multicultural young adults steps out of an alley led by a young woman who appears to be Polynesian.  She points at me.  “Him!  Knock him out!” “Is this the knockout game,” I ask. “Yes,” she growls. “OK, but you’re making a big mistake.” “We’ll see who is making a mistake!” barks the … Continue reading A group of multicultural young adults steps out of an alley led by a young woman who appears to be Polynesian. 

As it turned out, girls were even harder to come by than drugs

Behind the airport is a circular clearing of grass surrounded by thick, thorny brush and dense trees.  Apollo and I found it one day on one of our epic hikes looking for empty bottles to throw at things that annoyed us.  We recognized the clearing as something unique even then, strung out as we were … Continue reading As it turned out, girls were even harder to come by than drugs

Even drug mules expect clean sheets after a long day.

I knock on room 42, as we had been instructed, and the door swings open on its own.  My eyes dilate to the dark room, and though Willy LaForge is not here now, there is evidence that he has been  recently.  The muted television is turned to local news, and I remember he always liked … Continue reading Even drug mules expect clean sheets after a long day.

“Yes. This has been the worst vacation ever.”

I steer towards town. “We're going back to the interstate?” asks Colletta. “Not yet,” I say. “I have an old score to settle.” “I don't like the sound of that,” she says. “He killed Apollo,” I say. At the Chuck E Cheese's I demand to see the manager. “Roscoe isn't here yet,” says the amiable … Continue reading “Yes. This has been the worst vacation ever.”

As Always I am Helpless

“OK, say you have always wanted to eat Gwyneth Paltrow but realize that cannibalism is wrong.  You would stalk her and when she is asleep or passed out or otherwise unsuspecting, you swab some part of her body that has bacteria on it--” “All of her body has bacteria on it.” “Right, I know.  But … Continue reading As Always I am Helpless