Lake Man. Pond Woman. Puddle Cryptids. Gutter Water Suspiciously Smelling of Bigfoot. What does Bigfoot smell like? Well. Y’know. Month old chips left on a carpet. The leather in your grandpa’s ancient muscle car, the one that never leaves his garage. What do these scents have in common? Sweetness. A pungent sweetness. Leaves decomposing at… Read More Autocryptozoology

Mistakes Were Made

(originally posted September 18th, 2014) Is it ever too late to start a new year? Even when the leaves drop dead, the grass dries up, and the schoolboys and schoolgirls eye the pumpkins in the classroom, knowing they’re hopeful beacons of Halloween? Mistakes, goes the refrain, were made. Manias contaminated entire populaces in the spring,… Read More Mistakes Were Made


(originally posted September 12th, 2014) They set the ocean on fire. The inks of navy and aquamarine and cerulean ignited and dissolved into flame that had no center, no core of neon blue energy. No cool spectrum remained, only the flares flipping into the air like beggars’ hands. An anguish articulated only by the crackle… Read More Neogenesis

Bon Anniversaire

(originally posted September 5th, 2014) The material world. Slow dances. She. She laughs in his twirls. His masculine, confident twirls. In a nighttime park. I watch from a covert bench. Watch them spin and spin. They think they’re alone, this night theirs. Her clothes float. His arms have a discipline, his steps, a martial deliberateness.… Read More Bon Anniversaire