2 O’clock on a Thursday Afternoon – Fictional Humans of New York (FHONY)

It’s 2 o’clock on a Thursday afternoon and I just opened my first beer. I don’t have a job. A lesser man might feel like a failure. A better man, too. Fortunately for me, I’m neither one so I’m going to enjoy the beer. I’m going to enjoy listening to Elton John. I’m going toContinue reading “2 O’clock on a Thursday Afternoon – Fictional Humans of New York (FHONY)”

Josh and Emily and Derek and Sophia – Flash Fiction Friday

Josh was ready to throw in his lot with Emily. He didn’t know her very well but lack of knowledge had never been a serious impediment to the pursuit of his desires. He’d kissed her, twice, and seen her in a bathing suit that hadn’t offered many places for her to hide. He’d absorbed herContinue reading “Josh and Emily and Derek and Sophia – Flash Fiction Friday”

Raymond – Fictional Humans of New York (FHONY)

Raymond was born at the bottom of the heap and that’s where he was determined to stay. It isn’t easy to push or claw your way up through the fetid flesh that festers among the inhabitants of the bottom rung but for most bottom feeders it’s worth the struggle. Not for Raymond. He preferred theContinue reading “Raymond – Fictional Humans of New York (FHONY)”

Serge – Fictional Humans of New York (FHONY) #9

  Serge was a poet. Not the kind who wrote poetry, or wrote anything at all, but the kind who looked at the same world you and I do and saw something different. Where we saw trees and clouds and each other he saw oaken towers, silver linings, and all the things we pretend we’reContinue reading “Serge – Fictional Humans of New York (FHONY) #9”

Chris – Fictional Humans of New York (FHONY) #8

“Oh, God,” Chris moaned, invoking a deity he didn’t believe in. He was distraught over his own stupidity. He’d done the thing that all fools do at some point: He hurt someone he loved. Chris didn’t like to think of himself as a fool but found the conclusion inescapable. He hadn’t often been a foolContinue reading “Chris – Fictional Humans of New York (FHONY) #8”