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A 29-Year-Old’s Diary Entries From Early May, 1981

Friday, May 1, 1981

9 PM. Last night I had my first pleasant dreams of New York City. It’s about time, too, because I’ll be in New York at noon on Sunday. 3,404 more words


Warning: This is long – 2,700 words.  Ruminate on my past.

Young-adult D.C. shuts down on Thanksgiving weekend. By young-adult, I mean over-twenty-one-but-not-yet-married-and-raising-families. As opposed to the literary genre that attracts readers aged eleven to seventeen. 2,708 more words


The not so yuppy life

Illustration by Matt Ferguson

I’m back to sharing a living space with someone who isn’t in my immediate family. Having spent part of this year living at home with the family and the months and years before that in either an air bnb or my own flat, it’s a bit of a shock to the system to go back to co-habitation. 497 more words


FIVE RANDOM FIVE (1980s version)

I discovered this old FIVE RANDOM FIVE back from the days of my old LISTSERV column, Sparky Mac’s Super Crucial Totally Boss Deadly Fresh Fun Happen’en… 211 more words


Flash fiction piece

Alice sipped from her glass of house-made kombucha, one of the three flavors the organic cafe kept on tap.

“What do you want to do after this?” She leaned back in her hand-carved wooden chair and fingered the raw wood along its edges. 410 more words

Fiction Writing

patrick bateman costume

that’s a white rose, a “finger bone” and a “lock of victoria bell’s hair” on the lapel right there

happy halloween, kids