The Continuing Meditations of Taco Tuesday (Dog Walk)

http://johnturck.tumblr.com/ Taco struggled with the lock in Barnaby’s apartment. He could hear the sound of his dog scratching from the inside of the door, begging to be let out, as he jiggled the key. Finally managing to unlock the deadbolt and open the door, little Sharon spun around in circles at his feet, her tongue … Continue reading The Continuing Meditations of Taco Tuesday (Dog Walk)

Taco Tuesday #3 (Rapunzel)

johnturck.tumblr.com Taco hadn’t noticed anything odd about his first trip out to Betty Youngblood’s apartment, in the rapidly developing Yankee Meadows development project. He’d seen posters all over the city, showing off the luxury high rise buildings with names like the Babylon Tower or The Vine. They took a cab at three in the morning … Continue reading Taco Tuesday #3 (Rapunzel)

A Sinatra Night

Art by John Turck at http://johnturck.tumblr.com/ Sullivan poured a drink. Bourbon neat. No plans yet, but plenty to do. He changed his mind on the unlit cigarette already between his lips, and pulled out a cigar. It was ten pm, but he wasn’t going anywhere until midnight. “Take your time,” he said out loud while he … Continue reading A Sinatra Night

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)

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