Lines to a Cockroach Cave

 by Melvin Li The surface of water, when disturbed, erupts outward— Fleeing harmoniously in a perfect ring. The omniscient, efficient, and delicious mountain below Leaps up as if to catch the falling star. Hundreds of millions Of years led to billions of patient mouths, but only The few dozen under the treat can enjoy the best of the day’s prize. Still others nearby rush to … Continue reading Lines to a Cockroach Cave

Counting Sheep, or The Obituary of Scott Freeman

By Kupono Liu Scott Freeman was an average, traditional fellow. He was five foot seven and married to his wife Lola. She was a housewife who Scott always prevented from working. He was a bed manufacturer on an assembly line. The family had three children—triplets, age fifteen. They lived in a small flat adjacent to a corner drugstore. One catch. In my description of Scott, … Continue reading Counting Sheep, or The Obituary of Scott Freeman