This modern man is beat

This modern man, Habib bin Habib al Fulan, buzzes into the first pawnshop in Florida City with shoulders sunk down …

Melancholy Elephants

She sat zazen, concentrating on not concentrating, until it was time to prepare for the appointment. Sitting seemed to produce …

Prominent author

“My husband,” said Mary Ellis, “although he is a very prompt man and hasn’t been late to work in twenty-five …

The last club on Earth

“Honey, I realize his love is my life. Did you know I fall in love with him more and more each day? Did you know?”

The woman in the carriage

During the Kaiyuan era of the Tang dynasty, a young man from the county of Wu traveled to Chang’an city …

A subway named Mobius

In a complex and ingenious pattern, the subway had spread out from  a focus at Park Street. A shunt connected …

Spermatozoa

The hands of all the four thousand electric clocks in all the Bloomsbury Centre’s four thousand rooms marked twenty-seven minutes …

Retablo

The man arrived one night in a shuddering and dying 350 Ford, under an infinite, star-studded sky. It seemed like …

Challenges (I will survive)

Without Ezequiel in Medellin, I followed whatever sparked my curiosity into new streets. At Plaza Botero I saw bronze pieces …

Cara de Ángel

Metió las manos en los bolsillos y fue más hombre que nunca. “El semáforo es caramelo de menta: exquisitamenta. Ahora, rojo: bola de billar suspendida en el aire”.

Blonde Indian

We settle in for the next wait. Get comfortable, fit our butts on the floor, on chairs, against the wall. …

Por las azoteas

A los diez años yo era el monarca de las azoteas y gobernaba pacíficamente mi reino de objetos destruidos. Las …