Short Stories

Acorns

Acorns

A young man, cast adrift after a tour of duty in Afghanistan, finds himself in in possession of a strange power and the responsibility that comes with it.

Parlor Tricks

Parlor Tricks

Miss Altangerel’s costume gives me pause. She wears the body of a hawk as a headdress, its wings sweeping back along the side of her ears, her own eyes and nose hidden behind the predator’s sharpened gaze and yellow beak. A curtain of rawhide strands hangs from the bird’s chest, strung with small bells and obscuring the lower half of her face. The bells tinkle slightly with her breath. Parlor...

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