A FAT GUY DAMN NEAR DIES

Sun 3 Jan
Some jobs you walk in and know exactly whats goinon and what’s gonna happen next and all the things you’re gonna haveta do etc etc. You can see the whole thing wind out in front of you like a damn roadmap, and you quickly fall into the rhythm and BAM it’s over before you know it.This... more

DAPPER OLD DUDES GET DRESSED

Wed 16 Dec
Seems weeks run in themes. This week, for whatever twitch in the grand scheme a things, was the week of little ol’ dapper dudes. All three were more concerned with lookin’ slick than whatever medical issue may or may not’ve been goin on w/ em, but u know what? I really wasn’t mad at it.... more

GRAVEYARD WALTZ

Mon 30 Nov
Hey everyone- just published a short fiction piece about ghosts, graveyards and gentrification on this groundbreaking web journal, The Freezine of Fantasy and Science Fiction! Here's the... more

‘TIS THE SEASON TO BE…DEAD

Thu 26 Nov
Apparently. Cuz people always in bad shape during the holidays. Folks with families get stressed by their families. Folks without ‘em wish they had ‘em. Everyone’s stressed. It’s like your birthday, when you spend so much trouble tryin to have fun that it sucks, except the whole damn... more

BUSY WEEK ON THE BUS

Thu 19 Nov
MOOD: slightly tipsy, it’s trueMUSIC: Erykah BaduShe was pregnant and lying in a pool of blood. There were 2 others, deeper in the deli, but a quick glance letme know they weren’t nearly as bad. The project across the street was already emptying out, folks screaming and yelling, breaking... more

THE SINGING HEART ATTACK

Sun 8 Nov
Fire men were standing in their usual confused huddle around a bench outside the Myrtle Ave projects. One of them came and met us on the walkway. “Um, he’s having chest pain, we think and he had a…seizure…maybe…”And?He looked nervous. “And he’s…singing.”Indeed, the slurred,... more

THE GREAT ACID RAIN STINK BALL of 1995

Sun 1 Nov
It was 5:40 am and we get off at 6. They wanted us to go get a “DIFFBREATHER” on Nostrand and Lexington and I wasn’t mad at it cuz it was on the corner and corner jobs are usually grabngo. As we roll up a little Mexican dude and wiley haired black guy are waving to us frantically. They both... more

ON WRITING 1: Just Tell The eFfin’ Story

Thu 22 Oct
 
It's funny because it was blogging bout the ambulance messes that re-opened up the writing part of me. Spittin out these weird little vignettes that I'd throw together from memory in 20 min btwn calls reminded me of a simple rule of writing: just tell the fucking story.Seems so obvious but... more

TOO LITTLE TOO LATE

Sun 11 Oct
It’s amazing how many calls we get for old men that wanna complain about the “tiny little guys” running around their apartments. There must be an infestation of freaky leprechauns in the city. I know it’s gonna turn up in 1 of my short stories soon… But anyway, that’s not today’s... more

2 CRAZY GERIS

Mon 5 Oct
TWO CRAZY GERIS One of the crappiest parts about this job is the fact that no matter how fucked up your night was, no matter how tired you are, how many chests you pumped on or IVs you started or whining buttheads you dragged 2 the hospital, you can still get hit with an assignment right up until... more