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The Hour of the Wolf

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Beneath an opal moon, the open field and wilderness across it look immersed in varying shades of blue. A strong night howler blows across a little girl's face as she walks the field as if in a trance; her whole visage framed against the backdrop of this very act …

In the Month of Halloween

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Did you ever have a morning when you just did not want to wake up? Sleep can be marvelous, but dreams not so much. If you believe, here is a tale. "She was awakened by the mushing of her pillow around where her head lay squarely on it. It was not violent,

Three Small Ekphrastic Objects

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Agamemnon and Menelaus were/ complete creeps. Achilles was// a pompous piece of shit.

The Angel with The Broken Wing

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"She was like a perimeter guard for an advanced race of beings who looked human but were somehow para-human entities focused only temporarily within this dimension."

An Answer

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"Why?" is the question I ask, but no one is around to answer. What would an answer change anyway? But it is all I can do. So it is all I can do.

Puppet X, 3

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I look good Together Got these penny wings I could actually fly with It all becomes so clear Sound goes down Sanity returns in an instant The night is bigger... I’d rather stay near the ground I’m not a practicing angel

Looking Through a Sudden Window

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There is someone looking for youfor him or her self. I don't know if they'll keep on looking forever when we live our present lives so far apart from each other. You might as well be behind a glass at all times. But I still would want…

Watching Bobbie Die

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It was all about the war.

ancients

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rheumy eyes wink, gnarled hands pantomime

More Corpses

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(I would cite here “corpse plumbers”, but I fear being misconstrued.)

Growing older, uncomfortably

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Cafés just aren´t cool anymore unless they boast walls of exposed brick, pipes, half a chair nailed to the ceiling, mis-matched furniture back-breakingly uncomfortable.

JULIA'S SHOE

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Julia liked her shoes. They were made of suede. Blue. With a low platform sole. A small size for small feet. Julia was eight. They weren't school shoes; parties and special outings only. They had been a Christmas present from Aunty Molly. The box had been wrapped in red…

Noir in cadence

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...hup hup hup...

Excerpt: Reykjavik: A Novel

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2. Reykjavík - 1986 …

Mike's Confession in the Basement to Being Allergic to Testicles

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He arched an eyebrow.  He was "thinking" — a tricky thing to do, when you never read, even the newspaper.

Moles & Scraps

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A starved hunchbacked figure covered in blanket gently steers a one eyed dog along with him. A four legged shadow serving as his longtime companion against the all-consuming vacuum of the universe. A friend for all times.A thin scar runs from his cheekbone to…

after

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when the mirror cracks my eyes won't cry it's a perfectly respectable (romance) between her and i

Bricks

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There are things we must not say.

Triolet

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the magic is our making

More from the Chronicles of His Demise

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Only scotch and cheap champagne/ retain their reliable flavors.

Puppet X, 2

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It’s important to sound Human, I know To get fragile Near your Mother I myself Get glimpses Now & then Once, Eating chicken, staring At the inside Of a muscle Once During a bad thunderstorm While running down the stairs

You, the Real Story

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I don't need to be toldhow natural you are here.I'm reminded every singletime I open my eyes.What I want to know iswhere have you gone. Whyhas it taken you so verylong to return? But Iknow the answer. You aresomewhere fighting for your dearlife. It's what we all do--in our…

Svalbard

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there is a vault in the mountains / that in itself contains infinite vaults

astral ages

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Life in astral circles

philanthropy from a cardboard box + a detour to Han-shan

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philanthropy corrugated with a smirk/printed aside every cardboard box and room/every cardboard house with every cardboard door.

Goodnight, Travel Well

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An excerpt.

Animal Crush

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two pairs of arms and legs

The Little Things (three versions)

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It's the little things that trip us up: a small hole in a level field, an innocuous root in a well-trod path, a disinclined sidewalk...

Lost Splendors

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“I have a theory,” she said on their first date, which was at an Indian restaurant where the music was a lovely singsong but the chef seemed enraged as he clapped a ball of dough between his hands, then threw it into the flames. And her date, whom she…

Urgencies

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...it was moving toward me from an oblique angle somewhere behind, steadily, relentlessly.