Christopher R. Howard

Mons Simplicitatis

AQUARIUM STORY

October 27, 2013

Tags: Fiction, Short Fiction, Biloxi

SHE TOLD him of the morning years ago and miles away when she had been evicted by deputies, her doomed fiancé behind bars and awaiting sentencing. Her father had been her only relative and he was an alright man but had been killed far from home. So she wandered the streets of Biloxi with her infant firstborn and assorted belongings in a shopping cart, and pregnant with her second. (more…)

TO KNOW THE CONSTANT

September 15, 2013

Tags: Fiction, Sniper, Iraq


The author wishes to express his appreciation to an individual who wishes to remain anonymous.
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EAT ME DRINK ME ESPRIT DE CORPS: APOTHEOSIS

July 19, 2013

Tags: Fiction, Tsus, Tea of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

BEFORE I knew what an oblique incision to the lateral humeral condyle was, or what a longitudinal cut of a flexor surface was, or through the intercostals… before we started taking our Zoloft with the caps of Psilocibe semilanceata mushrooms… before I’d met a girl who wanted to be touched on the thighs with lit cigarettes… (more…)

MOSQUITO RULE

May 15, 2013

Tags: Fiction, Morocco, Smuggling

WHEN WESLEY first arrived, they were on him like leopards on a gazelle. The instant he set foot off the ferry onto the continent at Tangier. First the customs agents then the people hanging around the pier. He must have looked like some stupid white foreign sack of cash to them. He forced his way into a taxi and the mob followed him all the way to the train station. They actually followed running on foot. The crowd slapped at the windows like a scene from some Frontline documentary. (more…)

Selected Works

Fiction
"An accomplished novel with a keen sense of atmosphere and description."
Library Journal
"The collection etches a disturbing, unsettling vision, told with a brave, unflinching perspective..."

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