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Mercurius' Hipster [Card #1: The Magician (WORK-IN-PROGRESS — v.5)]

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Vanilla Ice! Now, there's a character.

The Full Andy Warhol Experience

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Whenever I go shopping I am trying my best not to be overwhelmed By another Andy Warholian experience This is not like your typical Orwellian Big Brother experience Like when enormous Chairman Mao posters Appear out of nowhere Keeping an e

Annette and Florian

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Annette, make sure you practice your German phrases, and color your hair, every two weeks.

It's a Beautiful Banana Moon

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and I can't help it if it is. I know it won't stay that way for long, but for now that's all I've got to work with in my window made of all fingers and some thumbs. But the latest pushy words still want to give themselves over …

Working Girl

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Suddenly a hand shot up on the other side of a hedge. “I’ll have one of those!” cried someone who remained invisible.

ok, ok, so I concede

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some answers are enough to make you cry or laugh yourself to death

A Loser, Either Way

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Although I'm twenty years older than her, my girlfriend has called me "jailbait" for the past year and a half because she says the only way to stop having to share me is to kill my wife..

Home Truth

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2 little mysteries

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"When did you learn this?" I ask.

Dramatic Effect

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You wanted transcendence, wanted height, danger, the tracks blurred into murky distances behind and in front of you. You slipped, reached for it, starlight shining in your eyes, something you didn't have when I held your hand. We didn't fold the…

Chief Seattle

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Neighbors trade novels through windows

Move and Pause

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On a Saturday I flew from murky air. My wings grown weak, I stole away from plundered nest, casual stings, and skillful barbs. In family's fold, I perch.

First Shot (26)

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“Are you...are you sure you're alright? You haven't dropped acid or anything, have you..."

Sacred Throne, Book 1, Chapter B

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Another late night, and Charles lay in bed, absorbing the street sounds and evening talk of whoever and whatever was out there. He believed in werewolves. He believed in ghosts. He believed they occupied his street, unseen, an invisible nation of supernat

February 14

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I need you by my side when it counts: when / the hurricane is coming....

Long breeze

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This is a piece about wind-chimes, well, not really,

In Passing

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I'm not hungry now The darkness swallows me as they eat. I'm starving now With a pain I can't defeat.

Brief Requiem for the Twentieth Century

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The crumbling meccas/ gnaw/ Each fiscal year’s quota of blood and bone,

Al Dente

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The dinner was a flop.

Say What?

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Red glazed chickens?

Ranger

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“What. Is. That?” Sid asked, staring at the shaggy ball of fur sitting in the living room. Its tongue hung out of its mouth and its tail beat against the carpet.“This is Ranger,” his mom said. “I don't know what breed he is, but he's a sweetie…

Two Little Girls Running Out Of A House On Fire

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Excerpt from working novel

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S t a r v e d

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Swimming in two seasStaying on both endsSailing with two dreamsSleeping in both bedsShiverShiverbut onlynext to meThe beast of both worldsThe least of such wordsWhich one are you faking?Which one are you bluffing?Sliding under coversShining over watersSlurring across…

A Session With My Poetry Coach

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“Please excuse the form letter, but due to the volume of god-awful submissions that we receive, we do not have the time to crush the spirit of each writer personally.”

Salome

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She didn't know this man but there was something about the way stood there wordlessly perturbed, head tilted to one side that made it impossible for her to finish her sentence.

Engineer Boots, Leather Jackets & Tight Blue Jeans

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As you pump the brakes to the cadence of the song, you look at me. Whoever says brown eyes are mundane, has never seen your eyes that day. Everything changes, almost instantly, with those eyes and that faint glimmer I feel only I could see.

Eyes Without a Face

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It's tough when muscle gets in the way of memory. The way pain is the only thing I can remember about certain things. Fifth grade, that's what I think of. I think of pain. Not just abstract pain, not some we'll get to it later adolescent angst or ennui.…

My Life in Prepositions

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Thanks to prepositions I can be on drugs, get into music, sway under the influence and rock around the clock. I can jump up and down, crawl into a sleeping bag, sleep under the stars, wander into dreams, and wake up feeling down. I can drink from a bottle, sit…

If My Feet Were Wings

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no pair of wings whipping