History Is Not Chronology

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The Spanish expression, for being unfaithful to someone is “Puso los cuernos” to put the horns on them. My romantic partner one day wandered into the teacher’s lounge of her high school, to find her colleagues gossiping that one of the girls, Maria, had “put the horns on Alvaro.”

“Poor Alvaro,” someone said.

“Poor Maria,” my partner said to me.

The Spanish word for a shameless gossip is “chismoso”

The Spanish word for a hotshot, or someone who makes all the decisions is “El que corta el bacalao” or “he that cuts the codfish.”More

Three Stories

Three Stories

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He has this chiseled out jaw and these amazing blown out pecs and this super cute dimple that shows up when he smiles. And he also has a tail.More

Young God in Gym Class

Young God in Gym Class

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Young God pulls his Dream Team from a roadside culvert, spins Lucifer from cornsilk—because not having a favorite is beyond even God’s young powers.More

Three Stories

Three Stories

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I can tell by the elliptical pupils—its cat eyes. The single mother is right. This snake is a viper. More

Let Me Crawl Inside You

Let Me Crawl Inside You

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Silence sometimes raises the dead.More

Protections and Coverages

Protections and Coverages

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His right eye had suffered a devastating wound. The organ was white, almost totally without iris or pupil, and angry lines of blood snaked across its surface. It looked as if someone had tried to remove it and failed.More

Last Day at the Burj-al Samak

Last Day at the Burj-al Samak

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A security expert in the Middle East is challenged by a beautiful Russian urban climber.More

The Principles of Hand to Hand Combat

The Principles of Hand to Hand Combat

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Some old men are hard. More

Alternate Route Suggested

Alternate Route Suggested

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Kenny was twenty-one when his son was born, and now at twenty-two, he regularly revised the last several months, envisioning himself as an author of the choose your own adventure books he read when he was younger.More

Melissa Faliveno

Melissa Faliveno

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First of all, her initials are MF and I think she’d be okay with me calling her a badass MF’er, which is what I’m trying to tell you:  you need some more MF’in Melissa Faliveno in your life. Which is to say, you need to read Tomboyland. It’s required reading. I’m requiring it for you.More

Cheryl’s Sturgeon Moon

Cheryl’s Sturgeon Moon

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Based on true events, as much as ghosts can be true.More

Bloodline

Bloodline

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…after removing everything, he picked up a single Jordan, buried his nose inside, and inhaled the heady mix of rubber and leather. They would never be this perfect again.More

Two-Step

Two-Step

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I might be making a mistake, but at some point you have to be ready to look foolish. I watch you step on beat, watch Shane spin you and smile. More

Recall

Recall

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He can’t stay here. He can’t. More

Boxelder Bugs

Boxelder Bugs

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Boxelder bugs swarmed the cinder block wall at our back while we waited for our ride. A few fluttered, struggling to stay aloft in the thick air, their orange-red wing veins flashing. I cupped my hands, gently caught one. More

If You’ve Got a Light

If You’ve Got a Light

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He craved the respite of smoke diffusing through his lungs, imagined it hitting him hard on an empty stomach. Maybe he shouldn’t have brought up the issue until after dinner.More

“The car had been through a reconstructed transmission, a busted carburetor, and was an absolute lush for Valvoline.” – Jordan Farmer, “Brothers”