(Fiction. For now.)

It was raining again, but that wasn’t the weird thing about the night. It was a Tuesday and on most Tuesdays this stretch of La Cienega — art galleries, body shops, and taco trucks — would have been deserted. But someone had booked the event space across…

The Fall of Bruce Springsteen

Note: this was originally published in the Winter 2013 issue of Cartel magazine.

It is twenty minutes before Bruce Springsteen is to take the stage at Kansas City’s megalithic Sprint Center and I have just spilled a beer.

My friend wads several of the napkins she burgled from the hot…

Paul Shirley

I finished 5th in the 1991 Kansas State Spelling Bee. Metallurgical.

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