Beyond Bone

The sky glows white and bright and blinding. I shield my eyes with my hand and am brought back to my childhood, palm covering my face as I counted 7-8-9-10, ready or not, here I come. Back then my palms were always oily and sticky from shorteats—cutlets and patties and deep-fried spiced dough—and honey-sweet treats … More Beyond Bone

Hairline Fracture

It is with much skepticism that Maynard Vijaya considers a new hairline. He thumbs through the catalog of possibilities: the widow’s peak, the low hairline, the high hairline. Well, those are the only three options, really. Except for the receding hairline, which he already has. But the pages of the catalog reveal all of the … More Hairline Fracture