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Glen Beck: Limp-Dick Detective [Ch. 28 - 39]

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Glenn Beck leaned his head in closer to the computer, like the way he turned his head, whenever he heard a noise.

No Nows Now

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. . . did you notice yesterday afternoon how for an entire quarter hour five o’clock itself looked for a few minutes as if it would never arrive?


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Here the three o'clock sun is an old patched up fellow with a yellow beard standing in a small rain of crispy brown leaves, looking at something that requires a bit of squinting no one else can see on the far side of the softening horizon.…

Pilgrims On Speed

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4:45pm, Philadelphia

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He stays a couple of yards behind me as we slog uphill. I try to diffuse the tension with a coy toss of head, slip on wet leaves. My ankle rolls and I splat noisily down. From my new angle his beard looks less stylish—bristles straggle all up his neck. He maintains…

The Thing on the Stair

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Autumn brings It

That One Time We Were on NPR...

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Twelve people in the band, the two women arrive first (arrive on time).

Winter of ’84

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I’ve quit my job and squirreled away a bit of cash to get me started. I’ll live with Eoghan Brady and some other Irish guys in a house in Harrow and Wealdstone.

Crystal Ball

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---What's that word I like? ---You like a lot of words. ---The funny one. That's long. ---Bamboozled.


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BECAUSE to fuck is an incidental REASON to be here

The Nude Pianist: A Novel: Chapter 52

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In his dreamlike state the pianist turned into a preying mantis.

None But The Righteous

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Susan was twenty-four when it happened again, but she had neither the patience nor the attachment to see it through.

The Dead

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When i close my eyesI see the faces of the deadI hear their voices The things they said, their laughter The ones i thought would live forever!! Something got them though: the ones who lived fastIt was a drug, some bullets, a disease I thought they would live forever!!Those…

Bacon's Blood (54)

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Ze ledger! Ze ledger!

Hungry 6-Year-Old Crashes Car While Driving to Applebee’s

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That sort of says it all, doesn’t it? The skirmish for truth must be fought early in the morning. Lies happen later in the day. Big lies occur in the night. And this belongs directly on the surface of time as well: Alleged shoplifter arrested

Upwards, Into the White Eye Rising (Parts IV - VI)

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IV. Upwards, into the white eye rising, There is will, to stay, yet stays no will to be. Come,…

I Will Not Be That Woman

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Not today. Even when the Isar rolls so cool and deep and I could wade and wade 'til sleep. Not today. When I have the tablets in a drawer in a box winking chalkily at me. Not today. When the church tower soars and it's bells toll out a seductive beat …

Threads of a Dream

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I'm gonna go find a hole to dwell in deep in the mountains where the Indians used to live dig a cave into my subconscious learn to be less secretive

Fucking Origami

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Glen Beck: Limp-Dick Detective [Ch. 23 - 27]

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Glenn Beck had drifted.

before Creation

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Before Genesis, digesting the primordial soup.

Paige Turner, Girl Novelist

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We did our best to raise our little novelist right; we kept her away from short stories, that ticket to poverty among professional fictioneers.

Cartoon Campfire

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This is the parallel room I keep my heart in. Got a solo fireplace. I don't want to invite anyone else. It doesn't matter if no one knocks on the door again. I'm too shy to hope for much more than a couple of Interesting shadows between the teardrops. I…

Paint my face Yemeni

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Paint my face Yemeni, my neck South Sudanese, my torso Syrian, Jordanian and Palestinian


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Her body begins to lengthen and twist, her limbs becoming wings. Together, the avians depart, the new anatidae’s berry branch and blue scarf forgotten among the rushes.

The Dead in Paris, Parts 5 and 6

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The virgins smirk / // We got medieval on their asses

To My Students, After Paris

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I will not tell you that your anger is wrong, child.

The Nude Pianist: A Novel: Chapter 51

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Francesco tried to fix Oriana's face in his mind as he blindly walked to the taxi queue.


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Spots like stars

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He quotes philosophers’ biographies from the back of garage sale books.