Ivan was the clown of the construction crew.

Though he’d been in America for over two decades, he still spoke English with a heavy Russian accent, and his unique cadence and pronunciations were probably what made his jokes, and just about everything he said, that much funnier…

One of the…

Satan Says:

“You’re a murderer,” shouts Satan, gleefully. Satan is faceup, swimming along the hardwood floor, as if he’s in a pool, doing backstrokes.

“I’m a murderer,” Kyle mutters as he jogs and wildly splashes clear liquid all over the house, down the hallways, in every room. The rooms, to…

When Susan wakes, the morning air is cold and spidery; the cold air combing and tickling at her sweating temples. To Susan, the bedroom appears somehow off-balance, incongruous, leaning on its side.

She scoops up her phone from the nightstand and raises her eyebrows at a missed call from the…

Mia’s hair is rolled into a bun at the nape of her neck. Sitting in the driver’s seat, she’s wired stiff, her back rigid and straight as a pole. Her jaw is quivering, and she’s clutching the steering wheel so tightly that her knuckles are white. …

Jim’s eyes fix on flickering images of himself as a kid. He gazes at himself, watching TV, idolizing Brett Favre, John Elway, Anthony Munoz, guys from that era.

He watches himself watch highlight footage of Elway’s helicopter dive in the Super Bowl and then sees himself, as a kid, jumping…

“His Words Deadlier than a Virus from Fort Detrick”

Lijian took to commenting like a fish to water. He’d already been doing so, anyway, on Sina, in Chinese, leaving supportive comments on international news stories involving China. But this was different. He wasn’t preaching to the choir any longer…

kim cancer

A piece of trash

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