First, my neighbor became a cowboy. Then, when his wife divorced him, he became a bandit in a mask. Overnight, he lost access to his house and became something like a raccoon. He dug through our trash. I caught him. He denied everything in the beam of my flashlight. AContinue Reading

The mayor saw how infertile we were. He organized a chain of wagons. We were to kidnap many, many children. The rival town was known for smithing, so everywhere it smelled like metal. Our spurs sounded like rain in their concrete streets. He built the wagons by hand. He slammedContinue Reading