I Want To Die

I am going to die. And for the first time, I’m feeling less than entirely opposed to the idea. Read more

Breaking the Butterfly’s Leg

The consequences of one careless act might continue far beyond the act itself, even generations into the future. Read more

A Slow Death on Rannoch Moor

She could have lifted her head above the rising surface of the water for a while, but not forever. Read more

The Death of a Useful Monster

Unlike Ariel, this mermaid lives not to make children glad but to kill and eat them. Read more

88 Seconds I Just Can’t Survive

Even knowing every frame and detail, I cannot get through this short, simple PSA without sobbing. Read more

Where the Ground Can Swallow You Whole

In parts of northern Europe, one wrong step can be your last. Read more

“All Pleasures Should Be Tainted By That Knowledge”

A fictional Lincoln peers into the abyss. Read more

Urgent Message from Aging Colon

I began the sad, hopeless half-run of the sphincter-clenched, thighs locked together, lower legs flailing in little half circles below conjoined knees like a broken marionette. Read more

Against Real-Thingism

Somewhere around the Crown & Trumpet, a visitor begins to realize there’s something wrong with Broadway. Read more

Nasty Statues, British Edition

Why does the wretched Oliver Cromwell have a statue by Parliament? Read more

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