Naked Nativity

a nude annunciation The angels arrived naked just like they looked in the old paintings but it was cold in the nave of West Main Street Presbyterian on the night of December 9, 1978 so they borrowed some frocks from the shepherd boys and found some fake wings in a costume bag and then they […]

Chapter 12 of The Nude Adventures of Doff de Chonez

Chapter XII IN WHICH IS CONCLUDED THE SECOND SALLY OF DOFF DE CHONEZ, TOGETHER WITH AN ACCOUNT OF ACTIONS TAKEN BY VARIOUS PERSONAGES TO PROMOTE NATURISM IN A MORE POSITIVE WAY At some point in late July—there is disagreement among historians and media specialists as to the precise date, but suffice to say that it […]

Chapter 9 of The Nude Adventure of Doff de Chonez

Chapter IX WHEREIN ARE CHRONICLED THE ADVENTURES OF DOFF DE CHONEZ AND SAMMY PANZOV IN THE CITY BY THE BAY, ALONG WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE CONSIDERABLE CONCERN OF THEIR FRIENDS AND FAMILY Jeff helped Minerva find some fruit, bread and cheese, while Doff contemplated waking up his sleeping companion. After a while, when Sammy […]

Chapter 7 of The Nude Adventures of Doff de Chonez

Chapter VII IN WHICH IS RELATED THE ADVENTURE OF THE GARDEN OF OLIVES, TOGETHER WITH FURTHER NOTABLE OCCURRENCES In spite of his injuries – a skinned knee, a sore shoulder, and a bruised arm – our singular hero Doff de Chonez continued, undaunted, along the service road toward Modesto, with his associate Sammy Panzov at […]

Chapter 4 of The Nude Adventures of Doff de Chonez

Chapter IV WHEREIN IS RELATED THE MOST CURIOUS MANNER IN WHICH  DOFF DE CHONEZ HAD HIMSELF DUBBED A NUDIST Having been a night owl for many years, playing videogames long past bedtime, until his game-playing habit was replaced by reading about naturism into the early morning hours, Doff de Chonez surprised himself upon awakening with […]

Chapter 2 of The Nude Adventures of Doff de Chonez

Chapter II WHICH TREATS OF THE FIRST SALLY OF THE INGENIOUS DOFF DE CHONEZ Once these preliminaries had been settled, Doff de Chonez decided to wait no longer before putting his project into effect, for he was afflicted by the thought of how much the world would suffer from his tardiness. Many were the misconceptions […]

Naked Calaveras

The word calaveras has many meanings, especially this time of year in Mexico. One meaning is a kind of short satirical poem depicting the untimely demise of a well-known figure, poking fun – with a macabre humor – at that figure’s eccentricities or excesses. The poems can trace their roots back to medieval Europe, but […]

Bugs and Bares, part 8: To Less Cloth, and More Truth

Fifteen minutes later, Nate pulled up to the warehouse entry boom gate for the second time that day, and saw the same attendant who had been there earlier. Nate, however, had changed into his hotel grounds crew uniform.     “ID, please,” said the attendant, shining his flashlight into the Jeep.     Nate handed him his […]

Bugs and Bares, part 7: Chiggers!

    Ten minutes later, a pair of customers walked into Lola’s just a few minutes before closing. There were just a few shoppers lined up at the cash register, and no one else around except the cashier. Nate and Dr. A began to peruse the merchandise, looking at nothing in particular.     “Can you […]

Bugs and Bares, part 6: Agent Orange

     Lalo looked down at his toes, perhaps to hide a bit of a blush. Then he raised his head and began slowly. “I want to thank you, Miranda, for introducing me to naturism all those years ago.”     “Well I don’t know why,” she began. “You were a spectacularly poor naturist, weren’t you?”  […]