copilot on autopilot

You tell yourself a story. You tell it well. You tell it with a copilot who is on autopilot. It’s your inner editor conditioned by experience, family, and peers. You receive reality from this editor. Sometimes, you walk down the

copilot on autopilot

You tell yourself a story. You tell it well. You tell it with a copilot who is on autopilot. It’s your inner editor conditioned by experience, family, and peers. You receive reality from this editor. Sometimes, you walk down the

recession-proof

NOW HIRING VAMPIRES for nightclub security. Two years of undead experience preferred for knowledge of one’s strength. Closed-mouth smiles please; no visible fangs. Free snacks on nights with a high criminal population. The last security guard is now managing his

recession-proof

NOW HIRING VAMPIRES for nightclub security. Two years of undead experience preferred for knowledge of one’s strength. Closed-mouth smiles please; no visible fangs. Free snacks on nights with a high criminal population. The last security guard is now managing his

designated smoking area

“I started losing respect when I started using an ashtray,” Lucifer said to me one afternoon. — flash fiction | Tommy Tung — — art | Rook Floro —

designated smoking area

“I started losing respect when I started using an ashtray,” Lucifer said to me one afternoon. — flash fiction | Tommy Tung — — art | Rook Floro —

13 fortune cookies

Virginia shot me and kicked me out of her car—a little awkward, since she had to unbuckle my seatbelt first. I hit the pavement on my elbow, and my funny bone wouldn’t shut up about it. I coughed blood, tasted

13 fortune cookies

Virginia shot me and kicked me out of her car—a little awkward, since she had to unbuckle my seatbelt first. I hit the pavement on my elbow, and my funny bone wouldn’t shut up about it. I coughed blood, tasted

one-hour zone

I can’t take a punch very well, because I tend to take all of them, and I’m taking all sorts from Owen right now—uppercuts, hooks, jabs—and I pass out until water whips my eyes. Mr. V is standing with Owen,

one-hour zone

I can’t take a punch very well, because I tend to take all of them, and I’m taking all sorts from Owen right now—uppercuts, hooks, jabs—and I pass out until water whips my eyes. Mr. V is standing with Owen,

then october came

I had no face until she painted it, and for a while, this worked. Then October came and so did the rain. Without eyes, I couldn’t find my way back to her. Without a mouth, I couldn’t ask for help.

then october came

I had no face until she painted it, and for a while, this worked. Then October came and so did the rain. Without eyes, I couldn’t find my way back to her. Without a mouth, I couldn’t ask for help.

naturally

At her funeral, she still had the burn marks when the dragon had laughed in her face. They blamed the creature, of course, and removed his head with many men and many axes. In private, I mourned the dragon, for

naturally

At her funeral, she still had the burn marks when the dragon had laughed in her face. They blamed the creature, of course, and removed his head with many men and many axes. In private, I mourned the dragon, for

wanda

“That blank page at the beginning of a book? That’s me,” Wanda says and goes out the door. All that remains of her is a dent on my pillow. I visit her apartment, which is vacated, and she has never

wanda

“That blank page at the beginning of a book? That’s me,” Wanda says and goes out the door. All that remains of her is a dent on my pillow. I visit her apartment, which is vacated, and she has never

midnight for miles

I woke up wobbly on the wrong side of the moon. It was midnight for miles. Nine missed calls, my helmet blinked. I threw up vodka inside my mask and inhaled it, until my crew found me. I showered. Then

midnight for miles

I woke up wobbly on the wrong side of the moon. It was midnight for miles. Nine missed calls, my helmet blinked. I threw up vodka inside my mask and inhaled it, until my crew found me. I showered. Then

sphaira

On the day Sphaira didn’t love me anymore, she said, “Delta, I don’t love you anymore” and she went towards the vanishing point. I walked after her but she kept shrinking and shrinking. I stopped at a diner, blackened my

sphaira

On the day Sphaira didn’t love me anymore, she said, “Delta, I don’t love you anymore” and she went towards the vanishing point. I walked after her but she kept shrinking and shrinking. I stopped at a diner, blackened my