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The Girl with the Ice-Cream Cone

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The girl in the painting with the ice-cream cone looks like Paul’s first love. That’s the real reason he agreed to buy it. In fact, he and his wife always call it: The Girl with the Ice-Cream Cone. He can’t take his eyes off that painting. “He loves h


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I am not in the now of Tomorrow, nor Today - ...


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time lost in darkness


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NBC Today Show, The Climactic Interview: Watch as Guy Debord Interviews Edmund Jabès on Systemic Racism in America

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Although I have read a lot, I have drunk even more. I have written much less than most people who write, but I have drunk much more than most people who drink.


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He prided himself on being not menacing like a bear.

The dream diary of Anna Perez - page 63

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I came suddenly awake and the rain was beating a furious rhythm on the rooftops, like a thousand shaken tambourines, like a thousand angry mojaves.


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Scraping the baked on Bar B Q sauce from the grabbing ends of the stainless steel tongs has my total attention.

Little Stickers for You

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Childish methods for gathering evidence of survival.

The Year of the Horse

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“She's the year of the horse,” Metri said as he peeled his dirty head from the bed, his hair was as matted as a racoon tale. It was as wild as a wild animal and smelled like body odor with a hint of blood. He slid his scabbed hands up to his chest as if to…

The Situation Room

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the room in which situations are kept

I Hung My Head

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I hung my head the day my eighth grade math teacher told me I wouldn't amount to anything, and not long after that I dropped out of school because nobody was going to miss a kid like me who wasn't good at math or anything else they tried to teach. I hung my head a couple of…

The One Small Dance for your Nano Ledge

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I mean you've got to go out there sooner or later. Someone's behind you. They can't go until you make your final fatal move. We all knew this was coming. They won't accept any regrets as tokens. BTW. And besides, you are your own ticket. You…


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Every ten days, the Decadent Sisters assembled for dinner. Although raised together, they were each very different...

Song of the Earth

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This is your only life. Honor it.

A Most Uncertain Fiction

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It is equally likely that just as the rate of melt continues, the rate of melt will also continue to accelerate.


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A riot of greens

Your party invitation just arrived (guest poem by Carolyn Martin)

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"I’d rather move a word around a page than raise a glass or pass a plate or work a room immune to poetry."

Return to the Nudist Camp

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I know you probably don’t want to hear any more of this nudist stuff about my family and all, but this Reamer guy was a red-faced German boozehound if there ever was one. He married my brother’s ex-wife Beryl, after Harris left her to her cheap red jug wi

Cardboard Cemetery

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their hollow voices cry out to not be forgotten

From the Plague Year 2020 Part 2

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So today was basically mellow. The blue jays argued over who would bathe first in my fountain. When a squirrel showed up, the birds left, but the doves took their place. Our local woodpecker, apparently recovered from a day long headbanging session, returned to the…


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Molly stared at the woman behind the desk with a headset attached to her head, and sighed.

The Young Woman Swimming

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She stepped inlike ice alonecould save hershe dived,slicing the wavewith her body her fresh pony tailsubmergedlike a silk scarfthen swam moving thewater awaylike whirlpoolscould hold her buoyantly save her from the headachewhispering wordsThey had been there all…

Ace Reporter

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God, how I smite them.


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The snapdragon has now achieved absolute resonance, the gateways on either side are fully opened wide with beautiful iridescent curtains billowing out in high frequency spectrum waves producing a very pleasant ecstatic effect within observer's sensory app

You May Be

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beautiful, but you don't own beauty. You may be sexy, but you don't own desire. You may be smart, but you don't own wisdom. You may be good and kind, but you don't own love. You may like trees, but you don't own the forest. You may like to…

Conversations with my brother

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Maybe it takes as much fortitude To forget As it does To remember.

late winter light

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curled in

Thank God It's Friday!

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It was only a dream. No one died, nor were they even harmed. So horrifying!


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elton wrings the melody from the words into the silent but pulsing air