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Laughing All The Way To The 2020 Election

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After President Trump was elected, my first impulse was to spend the next four years cowering under the bed, whimpering.While I knew that I needed to keep track of what our new commander in chief was up to, watching the news made me too angry and too sad and just too…

Imminent Weather, Five AM

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The spectacle of weather/ on the prairies approaches.


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Another day, another potful of crazy

In my day...

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In my day, you could buy a polythene bag of cigarette butts for 5p. And everyone had a proper haircut.In my day, plumbers gave free vasectomies whilst reciting patriotic poems. And all the buses were red.In my day, there was always more than enough sex to go round, with…

Ilex Cahokia and A Common Piece

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remembering Cahokia, a place we rent near the water's edge, for we dare not enter

Edju 26

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26. And so the moon goes a blue ray from its face to my eyes. I am on the floor and Alice is whistling near the rug. This is what wakes me. But I am in line with the cold air, bundled to keep from freezing, waiting my turn…

Thieves, Fire and Some Ghosts to Be

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All along scared of the lovesickness finding me. I'm not proud of sending that sweet choir on its way without a word chopped into its cup. Who cares? I'm scared. The problem is this house; it's sad. I notice when someone floats in front of…


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No pictures to see but those which meet you halfway.

Zander (I fall in love again)

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his milk chocolate skin is clean and he smells like a baby


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time timed times time

Acid of curiosity

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A small house is blanketed in snow.

Space Program

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Mercury and Gemini disappointed.

Colonized Mike, Ch. 4: DRIVEN

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She left with the parking ticket pieces, diligent as any Smith college graduate, and pulled the door shut with just a tad too much force.


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gravel coughing up tires at 90 miles an hour and just getting under way

Living for You

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She was as ironic as me, which I thought was great.  We’d get going and it would be like one of those Marvin Hagler, Thomas Hearns fights.  If you were trying to judge it, you couldn’t even keep score.

Two for Akutagawa

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Heading for the fields one morning to paint haystacks, Vincent noticed his neighbor’s house ablaze.

Mercurial: Prologue + Parts One through Four

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You graduated in four years and wore the green cap and gown with all of your friends. You took pictures in this cap and gown in front of all the right places. You looked thin in all of the pictures. You had your heartbroken a little bit, once, just enough


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There it it again, that noise. That low hum that I know so well now, spinning, gaining momentum in my head, like a cyclist in a velodrome, until its steadiness and roundness becomes sharp, painful, cutting like glass.

Heavy Shoes

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It's Legal Here

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You may think it's illegal Well, you'd be wrong, ya hear? Cause you're just in the wrong Neck of the woods And it's legal here Want some beer? Yeah, that's right It's legal here Don't go opening the door Any wider, I know You don't


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He looked up. All the people were looking at him, and in some state of agitation. He was at the head of the table.


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Once upon a time in the late 1950s, in a small French village, two brothers lived in a dilapidated one-bedroom old-style stone house. The two men worked in a factory to which they commuted by bike, one wearing a beret the other a cap. Though different in…

Edju - 27 and 28

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27. When the man said he was a lawyer from Beijing I knew he was lying. He didn't know the way. I left him standing near the bowling pins on the green that day. I pulled the sack with all my simple possessions behind me.…

Wanna Bet?

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I was always more comfortable with the ponies than you were / more comfortable with betting windows and two-dollar bills than you were

A Despair So Dark

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It all started before the fire.