Fiction



August 7, 2022

Passage

Interstate Scene 9: Maps of the Arctic give me vertigo. All that blank bright land feels like leaping off a rooftop.

July 31, 2022

Radioactivity

Interstate Scene 8: I scroll down the dial in search of the midnight call-in shows, those carrier waves of national rumor and patchwork theory.

July 24, 2022

Fires

Interstate Scene 7: Headlights and taillights shimmered, their drivers hopped up on coffee and talk radio.

July 10, 2022

The Comfort Lounge

Interstate Scene 6: It was a run-down joint where time stood still and probably slid backward.

July 7, 2022

Dehydrated

Interstate Scene 5: The desert’s silence was hell on my tinnitus.

June 30, 2022

A Matter of Degrees

Interstate Scene 4: Lose enough faith, and you might forget how to live.

June 28, 2022

Dangling Shoes

Interstate Scene 3: Some Americans like to tie a pair of shoes together and toss them at a power line or a tree branch until they catch and hang.

June 26, 2022

The Corners of the Ceiling

Interstate Scene 2: When she was a little girl, she would watch the darkness in her bedroom.

June 23, 2022

Folk Religion

Interstate Scene 1: Maybe you’ve heard the stories, the baroque theories on late-night radio or the soliloquies of sunburnt men who mutter at the traffic.