Stories tagged disaster

End of the Century

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She’s a blue girl, a girl in blue. In the doldrums and on the dole, or soon to be.

Henry, reach!

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I've heard it said that nothing lasts forever. But when I heard this, no one could have made me believe that nothing referred to my Helen. For it was just this morning that I watched her step quite happily onto our porch, and blow me her goodbye kiss, as

Tradition

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It is New Year’s Day and I feel swollen with sorrow, the way a corpse swells in water. I can almost see the liquid seeping from my shoes when I walk, hear the squish, squish sound of my feet moving across the kitchen floor

The Field House

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The bodies were scattered across the Loyola Park athletic field house grounds. Some of the victims were on stretchers or backboards. Thick smoke swirled in front of the field house and out over the two softball fields toward the playground, the beach and

The Understanding

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The young boy picks up a coin that has rolled to his feet. It is warm, too warm considering the cold air streaming around him.

Small Budget Poems

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Toxins make a body happy/ as if acceleration toward// an end of consciousness/ is its own reward.

Small Budget Poems

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Toxins make a body happy/ as if acceleration toward// an end of consciousness/ is its own reward.

If The Fire Is Not In Your Apartment

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If you get crushed in New York City that's your own problem.

birds

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pieces of lint from some heaven unknown

Dumb Luck and the Fall of Empires

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At some point we all reach the end point/ of something. Something important/ if only to our fragile self esteem.

A Despair So Dark

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It all started before the fire.