I A man wearing a grey, three-piece suit, whose dark hair was slicked back in a stylish 1950s coif, stood outside of Terry Runkle’s house and whispered to a raccoon. The raccoon’s name was Fred. It was 11:00p.m. Time was important to the man in the suit, because he dealt in a world … Continue reading The Adjustment Bureaucracy
Here’s one of the stories that spent two years with me, making it all the way to the final, final round of cuts, and then, for better or worse, got the axe. The artwork, like all of the artwork in the collection, is by the talented Kara Hemsworth, and all of the artwork in the collection … Continue reading Slate – One of the Rejects
My new collection of short stories, When it All Went to Hell, is now available for purchase. After two and a half years of working on this project, I am more than excited and ready to share it with everybody. Please buy, share, review, and contact me if you have any questions. All of the … Continue reading When it All Went to Hell – Now Available
by Phill Pappas illustration by Chad Higgenbotham During the summer of 2004, I had an eighty-nine day contract with Ford Motor Corp. My commute from Ann Arbor to The Rouge in Dearborn, Michigan began at 5:30 am. The effects of whatever I had been drinking and smoking the night before lingered as lightly as the Russian … Continue reading CAP Magazine: The Nostalgia Issue
Bus from Arusha to Moshi. Wait at Moshi bus station for German friend. Flick cigarette into gutter. Get shook down by the “littering police.” Six fucking idiots. Drop $30. Walk the markets. Lunch. Bus to Kisangara. Get hooked up with unexpected accommodations. Continue reading Travels – Bus stop – Tanzania
Baboons swarm campsite. Hike. Game drive in rented Toyota. Encounter a gaggle of giraffes. Jam back to Upington. Windshield wipers in place of turn signal (every fucking time). Continue reading Travels – Augrabies National Park, South Africa
Party until 7am. Train back to Brooklyn. Sleep for an hour. Airport. Flight to South Africa. Continue reading Sunrise in Queens, NY.