“A room,” said a bulky man with a five-o-clock shadow. “It’s a room?” Jose replied from across the commuter train table. “A room, just a room,” the man responded dragging the word “room” like he was trying to make them sound like far away waves. “I don’t get it,” Jose knew this man; he sat … Continue reading Ossuary

21 Century Man

It started as a headache. His eyes burned like a flash of light, stunned him. He struggled to remember where he was and what he was doing at that moment. He could only see bright white light with dark blue around the edges. He forced his eyes closed, lifting his cheeks and his glasses. He … Continue reading 21 Century Man

Brick by Brick

“I’ve never seen a house like this one,” a woman in a pink jacket said, letting out puffs of warm breath on the cold cloudy day. “I built it, brick by brick, as they say,” said a tall slender man opening the front door. The house’s unique style never settled well with the neighbors. The … Continue reading Brick by Brick

The Toymaker’s Curse

If you walk down Central Street and veer towards the left, you’ll see a small, unassuming shop at the end of an alley. The old cobblestone street is lined with derelict storefronts that the city pretends are just vintage by designating them “historic” with a shiny plaque. You can’t tell the store is a toyshop, … Continue reading The Toymaker’s Curse