by C. J. Serling

The web, translucent and invisible from any but just the right angle, hung tautly across the alley between two buildings and crept up the walls nearly a storey. “How do you manage to keep anyone from finding you?” he asked, his legs dangling in the air. “If anyone knew they’d tear down your web for sure.” People hardly ever come back here, Katherine said. “I did,” he said. The ones who do don’t leave, she said.


C. J. Serling, whose work has appeared in Flash Flooding, is a student of law and the classics. He is the author of The Drunkard and the Dervish, and lives in sunny Miami.