Deadwood Soldiers Take a Cruise!
“I told Tyler it was a bad idea, but I didn’t try to stop him. It’s easy to sneak around on a cruise ship. No one cares what you do, and at least half the people onboard are shitfaced at any given moment. And anyway, watching Tyler try to skate drunk seemed like a fun thing to do.”
“Deadwood Soldiers Take a Cruise!” originally appeared in the Spring 2018 issue of The Missouri Review.
STANDING ON A BEACH
CANADA DAY, 1992
“It is startling how quickly a human being can commit his or her personal smell to any given room, an under-scent that personalizes a space as much as a paint job or lighting scheme. Michael’s is a cross between wet bread, burnt popcorn and the floor of a pine forest. I will later come to recognize this smell as ‘morning in a bar.’”
“Canaday Day, 1992” originally appeared at Vol. 1 Brooklyn.
THE BALLAD OF MOUSEY
“Mousey is dead — but perhaps you saw that coming. I was told after the fact, by a friend who’d heard something. I don’t know and I don’t want to know exactly how it happened.”