Monthly Archives: January 2016

time bomb

He was of the sort who married and cheated and cheated and cheated and cheated. For the most part, no woman would come near him. He only connected by purest luck, or because she was really insane. The time bomb … Continue reading

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plain good sense

A border of pale light surrounded Allison’s bedroom door and Janet nodded. She considered knocking on the door, to let Allison know she had made it home all right, but shook her head and went into her own room. Janet … Continue reading

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a shaken cocktail

Early one night, I parked my car at the End and, ultimately, nothing happened. Drinks were drunk, songs were sung, joys and sorrows, hopes held and lost, the night consumed our plodding lives, memory in a thousand shards assembled to … Continue reading

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a busy place

Occasionally, I would hear them, moaning through the walls. It is an odd circumstance, to meet a woman a few minutes after listening to her elongated squealing orgasm. I didn’t have my ear pressed to the door or anything like … Continue reading

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white splotched

“Look at this,” he said, opening a book of prints to a page marked by a yellow tab. “Titian,” he said, pointing. It was the same woman, yet a painting of the Madonna. “Here,” he said, his white splotched finger … Continue reading

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my fire higher

Another ounce, another dollar, crisply rolled to render a crushed bud into a slender tube of psychoactives, burned in a slowly ascending glow, orange lighting the darkness, as each inhale strikes my fire higher, investing our lungs with neural-actives. Lord … Continue reading

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burn out

Dennis had the disheveled appearance of a stoner, but I had never pegged him for a dealer. In the few months I had known him, almost a lifetime in the video arcade business, he’d never alluded to anything stronger than … Continue reading

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