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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. 

I’ve always had a thing for music. 

I’ve always had a thing for music.  My first girlfriend always wondered who was more seminal in rock and roll, Alice Newtonian or Sophia Eaton.  I admit, I couldn’t tell, even after hours of listening to their albums side by side, track to track, forwards and backwards.  It was the 80s, so there were important … Continue reading I’ve always had a thing for music. 

Thesis on the Known Universe

Never mind. I am not important. What you need to know is that everything bad happens for no reason. I would like to say it makes you stronger, that it leads you somewhere else, or that it teaches you a lesson. It doesn’t. Everything happens randomly. Enjoy your time. Watch for falling objects. If I … Continue reading Thesis on the Known Universe

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.