My Call of the Mild

“9-o’clock!!!” Phyllis erupts. We turn like an organized military battalion.  Everyone’s eyes narrow. And then grow wide.  Well, almost everyone. Stacy massages her temple as if she has a migraine. She knows something we don’t. “3 o’clock!!!” shouts Earl.  Fucking Earl. You see my girlfriend Melissa and I are in Alaska. It’s 2013. It is…

American Troll: Episode 2 (NEWLY RELEASED!)

On February 18th, I received a strange friend request. But when I looked into it further, things got stranger. Continue the journey in this second installment of the American Troll series. CheeseDosa Studios (2021), All Rights Reserved.

American Troll: Episode 1 (NEW!!!)

On February 18th, I received a strange friend request. But when I looked into it further, things got stranger. CheeseDosa Studios (2021), All Rights Reserved.

My Pain

I dreamed a dream in times gone by When hope was high and life worth living … But the tigers come at night With their voices soft as thunder  … they tear your hope apart  …  they turn your dream to shame I Dreamed a Dream, Les Miserable Edison, New Jersey January 5th, 2021 A…

My Preserve

“Wheres the 12th one?” my wife said, more a statement than a question.  “Um…the twelfth of what?”  Using my plastic fork–a particularly cheap airport varietal–I poked my nachos around and avoided all eye contact.  “What else are we bringing a dozen boxes of to Europe?” Melissa snapped and opened the blue duffle towards me.  The…

My Shelter

‘Twas in another lifetime, one of toil and blood When blackness was a virtue the road was full of mud He came in from the wilderness, a creature void of form Come in, I said, I’ll give ya Shelter from the storm When I married my wife, who is irrefutably Caucasian, I knew two things…

My Stuff

May 2019, Somewhere in Europe So here’s the facts in their entirety. My wife and I are on our honeymoon. 11 months late, but who’s counting?  Specifically, we’re on a train from Germany to Amsterdam.  There’s a raucous group of elder ladies near our seats–about 15 in number. When the singing begins in what I…

My Big Idea

So I have this big idea. You want to hear about it? Well, I can tell you, but you have to promise not to tell anyone. Seriously. In fact, this is so serious that I’m hoping you’ll repeat after me: “I promise” *wait for “I promise” “Not to” *Wait for “not to” “Disclose any confidential…

My Whisper

A lion floated through the air. I could swear this was happening in slow motion. A lamb then took flight in a perfect arc in the opposite direction. And when the king of the jungle made its way back down to Earth, a bull hurtled off in pursuit of the lamb. Like a perfectly synced…

My Empire

On a Sunday, 2002, at our dining table They’d already given up on mom. So Ravi tried something different. “Uncle, you’ll understand this. If you wanted to start a business, what would you need?” My dad began processing this broad question, not sure where to begin. “Money, right?” chimed in Ravi’s down-1, Samir. “You spend…

My Digital Romance

Just another day. Online. SwoleFeelings – Hey there, Khaleesi783. Khaleesi783– Hi, SwoleFeelings. SwoleFeelings – You’re beautiful. Khaleesi783– You’re handsome. SwoleFeelings – I just hit a personal best at my local gym. How’s your day going? Khaleesi783– I am so sore from my workout today at my local gym. I wish I knew a good masseuse….