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Almost Regrettably Useless Advice

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This world is always at least as strange as it seems, but usually far more strange, so many non-repeatable phenomena . . . .

Surprise!

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We were fleeing hurricane Katrina. We stopped somewhere in Texas at a roadside diner, but found a sign that said it was closed. We were so hungry. All of a sudden as we sat there in our car, the shop's owner knocked on the window and asked what he could g

Her

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It's time, more than anything

Please Do Not Blame Me

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I was disappointed with love, and like everyone else, stammered out of love into a place horrified with meaning.

The Counter Where Names Go To Die

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One day a woman, one of several translators at Ellis Island, asks him why he has changed a passenger’s name from Checzowicz to something else. “The name was too long,” he says. “Ten letters.” She replies, “But you didn’t change O’Shaughnessy, and it has

The Best Kisses

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So I told her think of it this way: you’re my unlived life.

Lessons from a Pine

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I awake one morning to find that still, the leaves continue to fall.

The Giver and The Gone

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They were once a crown,of some living stag -- not quite old,not quite young: now bone. Something at the cusp of its age. Here they stand, given by a loved friendon a place in my home; smelling, whenI get very close, of time. They are shaped like small…

It Sure Was Good

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October Days

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The first days of October are ordinary in the way that milk just hours away from spoiling is ordinary milk. You can baptise your cornflakes with it, but part of you knows the whole thing is just shy of almost right.

Speaking to the Dead

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I didn't hear your last words or see your lasteyes. I didn't reach you in time, so I sat by your corpse,silently saying goodbye. I am in that process,not sour, not sweet, that yoked speaking which can't(because the heart won't let it) utter its whisperedlast word, but…

Rocking Moment

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The mother paused a short while — what was on her mind one might guess — before leaving the pram outside the corner shop on the footpath. The baby was asleep. Lulu happened to casually walk by. She looked into the pram, thought she saw an angel, reflected,…

Edith Head's Heady Day

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Rain dressed for winter, a win, she thought

Arcana Magi Zero + Pure - c.1

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A Nocturne, whose grey mana seeped out of it mouth, grabbed the roof of the building with its large claws. Using it as leverage, it stood itself up, hunched over, its long whale like head roared like a loud horn.

Samantha’s Note to Her Husband

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By February, I had decided, That you'd tear out my throat every morning if it meant your favorite song would play from my neck.

From "One of: A Family Miscellany"

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" History ...is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake."

On the Way To

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Robbie’s wrists itched hard, the cord was sunk in so tight his hands were bordering now on blue, now purple. Too late to matter.

What's a Horse without a Loofah?

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A horse is a horse Of course, of course Unless it's a horse Without a Loofah You better look into the mirror Check the picture window too I may not be the only one Who's broken Don't it take a little more When I'm not with you? Don

Stones

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At the graveyard, the leaves had been raked into loose array....

To See Who's There

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Able to search through centuries, I click, scribble, skim,resurrect wet stone walls, the smell of burning peat.Bob's your uncle; Peggy's your aunt.Name your family, child. My brother said helloto Uncle Shirley and Aunt Greg. I was more…

2+2=4

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that's all you'll find.

Four from “Autobiographies”

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The white space beckons-/ a blank wall in a decrepit neighborhood-/ wishing to be decorated or defiled

In the Garden

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It will always be this way/ won’t it, she said. Me insecure, you unfaithful

Colonized Mike, Ch. 11: 'PLEASE FORGIVE ME'

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His Daddy had taught him well. And Tony Robbins.

Unseenly

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Over the years, his face began to alter

ROMANCE

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In the neon light and barroom shadows,

I Got More Dog Than You

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My dog can conjugate verbs in French. He can fix your foreign car with a crescent wrench.

The Catcher and the Caught

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Like the swift night-black blue of a cormorant as it suddenly dips into a rush of white cold water,eyeing its possible food, we too sweepdown on what we think we see, rising wet sometimes with the reward,or hapless, dripping, we try again.

Gnomeland

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When I'm gone, don't cry for me. I'll still converse with you in my own way. You won't see me anymore. I won't see you anymore. In some mysterious way we both will remember each other's image, you of me, I of you.As it so happens we're here only for a certain time. Short,…

Sex, Drugs & The Tao Te Ching

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The Dude asked Ed: "What about Love, Man?" Ed shrugged. "Love is just acceptance." Words that would change my life forever.