“Get 'em off me! Call 'em off!” the man shrieked. “Mister, get 'em off! Do it another way, please!” The lime green boas had wrapped around the man’s arms and torso, and now one snaked its way up his leg like the stripes on a candy cane. Charles sat on the sofa and grinned as … Continue reading Coliseum



“Rats!” said Ivan Ivanovich. I looked at the floor of the dining room. “Rats,” I agreed. They were crawling everywhere. Swimming in the plum pudding, dipping greasy tails in and out of the punch bowl, gnawing through the rotisserie. Three rats climbed over my right shoe in quick succession. The first two were skinny, the … Continue reading Rats