Strangers, 1970.

Here is your father, she said, and she ripped him out, handing him to me like a dentist pulling a…

The Black Camel

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

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.