Sean Flaherty

The way my fingers fit beginning at the sternum, moving along the rib bones, each time I see the Doctor, each time I leave her office it seems easier to say “I am dying.” Photograph by Jeff Spirer ...

Sean Flaherty

They switched the time of day but every day for one year, Monday through Friday we had seventh grade science with Mr. Stern, after school, Neil Brown and I would tear over to Friendly’s or Burger King in his mom’s Camar...

Sean Flaherty

“Somewhere in her smile she knows That I don’t need no other lover” – from Something by George Harrison Around eight Saturday morning the chilly wet October fog makes it feel earlier than it is, the bus depot ...

Sean Flaherty

"We have to distrust each other. It's our only defense against betrayal." - Tennessee Williams I don’t loan books: as a rule it removes the awkward event of returning the book. You begged to borrow it, charmed me with yo...

Sean Flaherty

Vacation It was a hot, long, necessary three days: my wife was eight months pregnant and the pressure was on at work but I had to leave that behind – more than a year had gone by and I hadn’t visited my mother ...

Sean Flaherty

Ice-T Spit on my Foot I have been going to night school after work so I can learn some new things, to broaden myself at forty-three, I met this roofer at school who told me that all the roofers and electrician...

Sean Flaherty

I put my daughter to bed, kiss my wife and take an easy walk to get some groceries and a bag of beer, at Driggs and North 8th the ground gets hot and the air smells like cinnamon: across from the liquor store a b...