The Great Siege of Nielsen Drive occurred in August 1986 and lasted five days. The Grand Dame and Ishmael ate up our groceries, guzzled my beer and pop, used an impressive quantity of toilet paper, and generally denuded the small apartment of resources. Never once did they ask to use the phone yet tied it … More The Grand Dame and Ishmael
While I was enduring the eighth grade at St. Pius X School, a dear and devoted person crossed in and out of my life. Debi was my first girlfriend. A student at J. Sterling Morton Junior High, she lived less than a mile away from me, but I hadn’t know her before and someone must have … More The Disappearance of Debi T.
Having migrated to Los Angeles after completing a university degree in my native Wyoming, I found the approach of two lovelies to my apartment’s door—sister missionaries, they were called—to be a welcome diversion in my lonely life. … More The Offhand Conversion