Moonlit Nights

johnturck.tumblr.com Patrick felt the cold saltwater slide up to his ankle and then recede into the warm, moonlit night. Corrine curled against his arm for a few steps, and then separated, seeming to dance without splashing into the thin layer of merlot colored waves. She exposed her drunken smile and held a finger up to … Continue reading Moonlit Nights

Otter Wedding

Art by John Turck at http://johnturck.tumblr.com/ If you ask me, Mr. Barton looked ridiculous by not dressing up in some goofy costume. Instead, he wore his typical khakis and a short sleeved button down shirt here in front of a bunch of screaming kids, as he tried to marry off a pair of otters, all because … Continue reading Otter Wedding

Taco Tuesday #2 (The Commute)

Art by John Turck at http://johnturck.tumblr.com/ Taco ran down the steps, his loafers slapping against the wet tiles and threatening to lose their grip on the floor. A doddering old woman examined the broadside of a subway car, unable to tell if it was the N or the R, and only managing to block Taco’s direct … Continue reading Taco Tuesday #2 (The Commute)

Taco Tuesday #1 (Prologue)

Photo by http://johnturck.tumblr.com/ Taco Tuesday was born in suburban New Jersey, through the union of Steven Tuesday, and his mother, a woman who only went by the singular name of Gee. Steven Tuesday and Gee would have laughed had anybody called them a couple of hipsters, and proudly reclaimed the title as a smirking point of … Continue reading Taco Tuesday #1 (Prologue)

Instant Nostalgia

The water was only an idea. For weeks in the heat of the city, never having access to a car of their own, Kevin would follow his wife Melissa to parks and restaurants, on and off subway platforms, bleeding salt lines into the armpits and collars of his shirt. He could feel the aggravating call … Continue reading Instant Nostalgia