The Outlaw Steve Corbett ink splotch

Gobble Gobble: A Short Story

November 24, 2021

Laughing aloud at the far end of the state prison cell block, two veteran prison guards on duty in the hospital unit for the criminally insane snuck Marlboros under the stairs and gawked toward the cell in the middle of the isolation unit. “Go on,” Christopher Rawlings said. “Go on down and see this crazy […]

Orchids on an Angel’s Grave

November 21, 2021

“The Edge… There is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over.” Hunter S. Thompson, Hell’s Angels Imagine the primal power of an outlaw motorcycle army thundering through otherwise civilized streets on the road to a cemetery. Think about the […]

Bonkers Biden Goes Off The Rails

November 21, 2021

By the time I got home from President Joe Biden’s Scranton speech last month, I stood with my official White House issued Gonzo Today press credential hanging from my neck, fuming in the kitchen, threatening to tear off my white dress shirt without unbuttoning the buttons. My fingers hurt so much from trying to undo […]

Just Call My Name/I’ll be There

November 21, 2021

I’m having a flashback. A blinding California sun hangs like an exploding navel orange in the boundless sky, making me squint in the sweltering summer glare of celebrity. I think I see a zebra.  This afternoon in 2005 I’m a guest at Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch near Los Olivos, about 125 miles northwest of Los […]

Rice Paddy Karma

November 20, 2021

Rusty received the letter Saturday afternoon, read the hand-printed message on smudged white copy paper folded three times, went back to bed and lay awake staring at the ceiling until 6 a.m. Sunday morning. When he got up for early Mass the scrawled words still flashed in his head. “Remember me in Vietnam? You rape […]

The Outlaw Steve Corbett ink splotch