In the Galaxie

I am lying on the landing of the stairs of the Galaxie beneath a skylight covered with fake stained glass, mid-day light casting rainbow patches on the walls above me. Through those walls seeps “Just My Imagination,” the Temptations version. I lie supine on purple carpet, pleasantly tired, perfectly relaxed. I wear a silky black…

Hawaiian Honeymoon

Rick and Nancy are driving the North Shore of Oahu five days after their wedding. Rick has never been to Hawaii before; Nancy previously lived on Oahu for six months. So far it has been a fairly normal honeymoon. In the tiny bathroom of their shack in Waikiki a giant cockroach flew at Rick and…