The Tire

She wandered into The Tap on a Monday afternoon like she was lost. When she turned around and saw me sitting at the first booth to her left, she looked almost relieved. I couldn't imagine why she would be. It's not like we were friends. And yet, to my surprise, she sat right down in…

The Playground

"I brought some, uh, refreshments," Drew Nodar announced reaching into the back seat of his messy hatchback. He pulled out a three-quarter filled bottle of red wine out from underneath a bag of takeout. Had it been any other guy, and I would have said hell no and walked the two blocks back to my…