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    Thanks, guys. Matthew, I could appropriate that. ;)
  4. Not in the plastic! Noooooo!!!!! Somewhere in the SGV, there is a jalapeno with a sombrero and mustache. No coffee. The two must meet.
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    I like it.
  8. Interesting piece. I can't speak to Amanda's point 2, since I don't recall reading the first ending. But as for her point 1, I think she's right. The retreat into feelings distances me from t...
  9. Made me think of Russell Edson. "Pickle's got no coffee, no drinkable coffee. Best coffee is home. Best ever. You drip the cone." Nice. I like it, Steve.
  10. Powerful closing. The thin economy of the piece leaves a bit of a haunt and is effective. I like it.
  11. I like the smacking together of would drink with am chained - moving toward the final word/line.

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