Four Year Reunion

[Author’s note: This is a rough draft. Please excuse any failings in grammar or format. Some small details may change.] Four Year Reunion by Marcus Campbell   Sterling walked down the block toward Enso’s Donuts, the small donut shop he used to frequent as a kid, he could already smell the rising dough and frosting […]

Paper Anniversary

Paper Anniversary by Marcus Campbell [Author’s note: This is a rough draft. Please excuse any failings in grammar or format. Some small details may change.]   Sterling sat on the edge of the bed and put on his shoes. He hadn’t really surveyed the hotel room when he walked in. He preferred to get straight […]

At America’s Diner

I asked for her true name. “I have had many names: Enzo, Ouroboros, Infiniti; but respond to only one that has no earthly tongue,” she hissed to me over stale coffee, sourdough and spoiled eggs, served sunny-side down with flakes from a fluorine sign. I asked for her true name. Instead I was lead while […]

Suspending Disbelief

I have problems coming to terms with fake words and visual effects, even on a movie set, I know the motivation for war can’t be peace and that jet fuel doesn’t melt steel beams.   But if I listened to chaos I’d feel guilt for starting a hurricane every time I squashed a goddamned bug. […]

Old Spells

The Uber left me down and out dick in the dirt in the desert while window panes seared my taste buds, one point beans bounced in my belly, bottle pulls of bourbon bumped my bladder. I had to piss like a race horse, looking for Ak-Chin’s lawn.   I caught a glimpse of her on […]