Aloysius Xavier Entréchat—who, since he was three, was called ‘Axel’ by his parents and everyone else in his life— picked up another pitchfork of manure and tossed it into the black plastic snow sled he used for a manure hauler. He
“Caspar, you haven’t touched your coffee.” “Oh? Oh, you’re right dear—” “You’re worried about something, aren’t you?” “What do you—” “I know you. You’re obsessing again. What is it this time? Your job again?” “My job?
Monty Silverstein arrived at Pokorny’s and ordered a preliminary round of Italian sparkling water (which at Pokorny’s costs as much as the citizens of Maine spend on heating oil for a month). He looked about, executing the ritual status check to see
Alexis pressed the button on the steering wheel that answered the car’s integrated hands-free cell phone. She snapped off the radio, switched lanes, and from the corner of her eye processed the sign for her exit. The skirt from Bloomingdale’s rustled; her
The sun was high in a cloudless sky. There wasn’t much wind, and it was hot and getting hotter. The students sat around in the shade of the hangar, waiting for the plane, a Cessna Caravan, that would take them up
Once upon a time there was a great ship. Like all ships, it had its population of rats, and like all populations of rats, these rats conducted their society well away from the ‘big people’ who sailed the vessel. Only a
Once upon a time a young boy grew up in a home where his parents served dishwater and called it wine. Throughout his young life he thought dishwater was wine. When he grew up and began to make his own decisions,