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Incognita 5: The Fitting Room

Change is a peculiar thing. When it’s for the worst, it can happen overnight and typically comes in threes, and people learn the folly of security….

Incognita 4: The Bathroom Kiss

“You ever make out with a girl?” Incognita’s boyfriend, Toby, asked in the early days before they became a couple. It was a simple question…

Incognita 2: Gifted Kids Are Meaner

Yeah, Incognita got teased. A lot. She was the smart one in the family. Most of her earliest memories (well, the good ones, anyway) were of curling…

Random Character Bio: Incognita

She’s a stubborn as hell 20-year old Taurus of Mexican and German descent, a genetic composition she claims makes her fit for world…

The Cold Call

This is the world’s leading magazine devoted to this unique and eclectic hobby of vital organ collecting. Each issue contains many obituaries from…

Her Parents’ Blessing

Ewan Marsh never believed in mystics, psychics or any of that paranormal nonsense, but he stepped into the tiny shop with bright red…

The Widowmaker

It was slightly sharper than heartburn and lasted less than half a minute, and he felt perfectly fine afterward. He was of an age where sudden…

Skinship 3: A Feel For Torture

Cutter woke to total darkness. The last thing he remembered was walking out of the police station and heading for the E train home. Now…

Ottilie Was Not An Angel

Ottilie was not an angel, despite firsthand testimony to the contrary. The eyewitnesses weren’t liars, mind you, they accurately relayed what…

Skinship 2: A Touch of Suspicion

Cutter didn’t know jack shit about investigating a murder, but he watched enough cop shows to know that the detectives always began…

Skinship: That Which Binds Us

Cutter possessed no pictures of Mickie and only the vaguest of images lingered in his mind of the petite woman, barely bigger than…

A Meal And A Hot Shower

A number of years ago, I volunteered to man the telephones during a pledge drive for WBAI, a New York based non-commercial, listener…

What’s Your Shark?

“Next question?” the woman at the podium asked. Her hawkish features placed her in the category of handsome rather than beautiful…

Freedom of Choice

The alien invasion that humans wrote fictional tales, created television series and movies about, and established protocols for, had finally…

Open Mic Nite

Staten Island is easily my least favorite of New York’s five boroughs and there ain’t a damned thing I miss about it. Okay, there is one thing…

A Kiss Is Just A Kiss

A woman with a backpack walked into a bar, a beer and whiskey joint, with nary a wine glass in sight. The space was narrow with an alcove for a pool…

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