Camel

The Black Camel

I AM A SERVICE ANIMAL
I AM WORKING
PLEASE ASK BEFORE YOU PET ME

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Article artwork from The Stranger

Seattle Landlords Are The Weirdest People

The more desperate we became, the further our standards fell. A studio apartment with someone already living in it—can we apply? A cat carrier—is it cable-ready?

The Cake Eater

I picture him trading emails with his accountant, visualizing methods to obtain more money than he did last year and last month and last week and yesterday and two-minutes ago.

Breed Standard

They said the procedure wouldn’t hurt Max because Max was a puppy, and puppies didn’t feel pain.

Shirtless Mike

A cloud of invisible stink accompanied the garbage truck as it wobbled between parked cars on either side of the street, idling, rolling, reversing. An albino cockroach on wheels.

The Regulars

They met there every day, discussing their backs and their wives and the minutiae of their lives.

The Old Man and The Bridge

A big bearded man in a big furry hat is twisting the wheel of his tow truck the way you would open a jar of pickles.