Joe Malone

Mr. Malone was expelled from DR Congo for indiscretions that did not warrant such punishment. Depending upon your cultural point of view, that is. Mr. Malone now lives in South Sudan, where there is nothing to do but write.

Stories by Joe Malone

The Wages of Sloth

Illustrated by Mark Reihill

A strong pair of hands jerked me out of bed and deep sleep. I opened gummy eyes. I was staring at DiCarlo. DiCarlo stinks. His breath stinks. His body stinks. Maybe it’s what he eats. Maybe he doesn’t bathe. Maybe it’s his soul. I turned my head away but it didn’t help. The clock told me it …