The Woods

The horse came back alone. I tried to warn my husband not go out into those woods, but he still went. Took his sword. Took his pride. Didn’t take his brain.

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Lettuce and Death

The illusion of death is one of my favorites to perform, especially for a crowd of seventy or more. The enlarging of their eyes, the shock on their faces, the the breaths they hold — all of it fuels me with perform the best show possible. I love being eaten by sharks I love replacing […]

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She’s everything I’d ever want in a wife, but nothing that I would want in a lover. She’s meticulous, kind, responsible, and cruel. She teases me often. Leaves bones in my chicken soup because she wants to, not because she wants to kill me. I hope. She’s meticulous in all the right senses of the […]

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Reinforced Courage

“Reinforced courage is like a euphemism for reinforced steel. We all have steel in us. We all have things that we want to accomplish. But we need a little bit of hammering to get it out. You’re always going to need that hammering to get it out. You’re always going to need that friend that’ll […]

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