CERTAIN UNALIENABLE RIGHTS

Rodney asked him to watch his pretzel cart while he took a break. It was another humid night. Larry sat on the wall and rested his weary feet. He looked up at the statue with the Rockefeller building behind it. A huge white face with white hands covering the eyes. Ain't that the truth, Larry … Continue reading CERTAIN UNALIENABLE RIGHTS

S IS FOR ŠIAULIAI, LITHUANIA

A STORY OF SUBSISTENCE IN ŠIAULIAI, LITHUANIA She threw the rock into the lake and watched the ripples spread across the calm surface. The warm sun beat down on her face. She lay back on the pebbled ground and closed her eyes, taking a draw from the cigarette she had smuggled away with her. How long … Continue reading S IS FOR ŠIAULIAI, LITHUANIA

A MORNING STROLL THROUGH A BRITISH TOWN

The snow was turning to slush and melting away, the festive decorations hung limply. The long winter with little to look forward to stretched ahead, like the dark main street at dawn. He liked walking around the town in the early morning. It reminded him of how it used to be. The old shop fronts, … Continue reading A MORNING STROLL THROUGH A BRITISH TOWN