Short Stories

Short Stories

  • How Henry Learns

    How Henry Learns

    Rosa, I have a confession to make. That’s why I’m talking to you, why I’m holding your picture, the one from Henry’s thirteenth birthday party. Today I broke my promise. Today I told Henry. Let me explain.
    Remember when we first came to see our property in King City? Yes, you’ve heard this part before, but let me tell it again, don’t talk back. Read More…

  • The ace cedes his throne

    The ace cedes his throne

     And here was great old Piraeus. Ships lined up along the quay like an apartment complex with high rises and low-rises and chimney stacks scattered here and there. Men pushed carts in front of departing ferry boats, in case passengers hungered for sugar cane, almonds, cashews, pistachios, dried apricots. Read More…

  • Ramfos sings

    Ramfos sings

     
    Nobody knew much about his past, except that he’d been on the losing side of the civil war. Something of his good looks still remained, but now they were haunted by a pale unhealthy skin, thin sallow cheeks and eyes that glared out from beneath a deep forehead. Read More…