The Buffum

  “Are you leaving here?” Janet said. “Are you giving up on us?” I was.  She would go to the meeting at city hall alone.  I loaned her two bucks for carfare, I can’t go.”  I said,  “Got to teach a class.” “Got a meeting,” I added, gilding the lily with fools gold. The meeting … Continue reading The Buffum

Angola (Fiction)

  I had my first heart attack about six months ago. Hit me right in the middle of a city council meeting. It started with this pressure in my chest and an attack of asthma, or something that felt like asthma. I was wheezing a little, but it wasn’t anything that alarmed me. It was … Continue reading Angola (Fiction)

The West Point Syndrome

  “So what happened? “ said the doctor, leaning over me, “Tell me once or twice from the top. Were you unconscious? ” It was two thirty in the morning, and Doctor Vivian Westphal had been called in to provide a second opinion on the cause of Peter Doyle’s collapse. How can you sparkle this much … Continue reading The West Point Syndrome