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Short story: <i>Waiting</i>



The snow is uneven, slushy, glinting murkily in the tailights of the traffic that lumbers past like shiny red-bottomed elephants on skates and fades into the dark night.

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Short story: <i>The Exterminator</i>



From my lofty height I stare down at the seething masses.

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Cascada San Ramon, Petroglyphs, and our initiation into the saddle club...


Bright eyed and bushy tailed at 8AM. Except Leah, for whom breakfast was a bit much...

Devastatingly enough, we had to be up and ready to go at 7:30AM for the San Ramon waterfall hike, which we begrudgingly achieved. We scoffed a mediocre breakfast while being swooped by hungry insects, dogs, and urracas. Then we wandered out to the foyer of the hotel to await our ride.

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Short story: <i>The Boss</i>



I hate all the people in my department, with their antagonism, their machismo, their relentless bullying and big hands and meaty, manly jowls.

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Short story: <i>Job Interview</i>



I ashed my cigarette all over his desk pretending not to notice the angry red "no smoking" signs.

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Short story: <i>My Old Man</i>



I'll puzzle through the old man's petulance.

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Short story: <i>The Last Dance</i>



She sits at the little wooden table, knees together, ankles apart, forearms resting lightly on a thousand scratchy splinters.

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Short story: <i>Den Of Vice</i>



The night air is soaked warm, like raisins for a pudding, with the smell of sweat and smoke and the low rumble of voices.

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Short story: <i>Love Letter</i>



My love,

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Short story: <i>Love At First Sight</i>



She looked at me and said

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Short story: <i>Ode To Spring</i>



In green grass, silkily damp with dew and bowed down with humility, Rose rambles, gnarly with thorns, tinged with imperfections.

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Short story: <i>Hostel</i>



Blonde hair, brown skin, green eyes, blue eyes, long limbs, dreadlocks, justifications, recriminations, a dozen languages, a dozen cigarettes, first world guilt, humble actions, superior thoughts.

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Short story <i>Mission</i>



I creep around the strange room, slowly, painstakingly, like a murderer.

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Short story: <i>Mad Meg</i>



Mad Meg’s what they call her, and I can see why.

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Leah, Las Isletas, Mombacho, the Laguna De Apoyo, and an unfortunate toilet incident...


Photo of Leah with a deep fried guapote

Mmmm. Big fried fish at the isletas.

What adventures we have had, on our psuedo holiday inside a holiday with Leah!

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Short story: <i>All Strung Out</i>



Strung out in the hammock

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Short story: <i>The Master</i>



It takes a lot of self-discipline to do what I do.

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Short story: <i>Siren Song</i>



A siren wails in the dark, summoning those who are susceptible to her charms.

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Janwillem van de Wettering's Top 10 Favourite Books

Most people who visit Illiterarty.com are here because they are looking for something to read. And what better way to figure out what to read than to have it recommended by someone your favourite author?

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