Shadow and Bone

A writer named Leigh Bungalow sits in a news conference and answers questions about her books and a recent Netflix adaptation. Leigh. Thanks for coming today– A journalist raises her hand and interrupts. Journalist. If I could? I have a question. Leigh. Yes?...

The Happy Jew

A. I have a recurring dream about being a happy Jew. Silence. A. I said, I have a recurring dream about being a happy Jew. B. I heard you; I heard you. I don’t have anything to say. My mind is a blank; I’m waiting for more information. A. I have a Jewish...

In which a tourist talks to a manager about gardening

A tourist enters reception and approaches attendant. Tourist: There is a man spraying my doorstep with Glyphosate. Under Portuguese law, all chemical treatments must accompany a written notice posted in sight of the public announcing the presence of the chemical and...

Are you kidding?

A youth lays back on a psychologist’s sofa; the sofa is purple. Youth: I’m missing my mom this morning; she died five years ago. I remember asking her once why she didn’t help manage a family-run business and– Psychologist: I don’t want...