The Accidental OracleBy Kurt Strahm
I keep hearing how “sun dried tomatoes” is a high class thing to eat, so I bought some. They were not only as chewy as shoe leather, but they smelled like day old socks smothered in catsup. What’s up with that smell?
The Josephus ProblemBy Jacques Roubaud
The battle had drawn to a close. For the defenders, the battle was lost. The battle had been won by the assailants. After fifty-three days of siege, the fortress Jotapata, which had been built by Joshua in Galilee to the north of Sepphoris, had fallen at the hands of the Romans because of a deserters betrayal.
Flushing AvBy Tony Antoniadis
The House of Frozen Miracles was a plasma bank in a part of the city where galleries and boutiques engulfed a hub of aging meatpackers. The nurses wore canvas scrubs and plunged the butterflies into our arms with the swiftness of thieves.
THE CARCASSESBy Raymond Federman
I am sitting in my studythat’s how the story I recorded beginsI am sitting in my studyin San Diego Californiaclose to the sunwhere I moved four years ago to be with myself and finish my workI am sitting in my study looking out of the window at the splendid view before meincrediblethe valley the mountains the trees the sky the birdsbeautifulI’m having a good dayI feel greatI am working on My Body in Nine Parts…