The Photo that
the Devil Said Last Easter
A personal rememberance of Bob Mathews, bank robber,
murderer, and mastermind behind "The Order", a
neo-Nazi group hellbent on overthrowing the government --
an acquaintance of mine from Metaline Falls, Washington.
The not-so-subtle metaphysics of disaster. Written after
my house burnt down. A series of one symbolic event after
another. One of my favorites.
ENRICO! (Slimy goo drips from the rotting donkey's
A "retelling" of a viewing of Un Chien Andalou,
Luis Bunuel's and Salvador Dali's classic surreal short
film, which I came upon in San Francisco's Tenderloin
The strange events that led to the fortieth reason for
not working at "The Plant".
Ever Kill Anyone, My Friend?
I meet Todd, a buddy of Mathews (see above), in a bar,
for a slobbering, but provocative "conversation".
Warm, Dry Place
Dave (not his real name) and I go on a road trip. I
discover that the purpose of the trip is to make a drug
deal. The fun begins.
Injuns with Col. George Wright
I am transported back in time (no kidding) to witness
events that led up to the crushing of the local native
About a lady that I met on the streets of downtown
Spokane (who I still see, years after the story was first
Letter, The Rifle, Ther Tree
A tale of the horrors of war and how it affected the
destiny of a close friend.
Buckie Imposes New Schoolyard Order
An allegory of sorts, inspired by schoolyard memories and
George Bush's kinder and gentler carpet bombing.
I Got My Purple Heart
Personal, and a bit self-indulgent, but it meant alot to
me then, and now.
Forces Parade Brings Up the Best in Me
Last intelligible column in the war series. A poke in the
paunch of the ridiculous uprise of patriotism that
accompanied the war.
First story I wrote and published, I think. Tried to put
reader in mythological-like dreamscape.
A man's unusual journey toward salvation.
A little girl's search for understanding in the not-too-distant
A man is pursued by consequence, and slowly rising water,
while stumbling through the depths of an underground mine.
Life with Suffering Woman
An artist, searching for inspiration, finds it in an
of Stickman -- began as a series of stories written for
The Scene magazine -- an experimental novel in progress,
until my interest was drawn elsewhere.
Devil is in the Lock
Veiled Woman, Half-Dreamed
Says He is Who He isn't So that People Think He Is