Stories tagged micro

On the Road With Baby

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Nevada, US50. Noise from the tow-hoist made her cry. No, actually the rad-hose splitting, causing one hell of a hiss and steam show was what really made her cry in the first place. Cried until they made it to the gas ‘n' eat where Josie the waitress part-time put…

Eye of the Storm

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She moves across dunes of sand mixed with red earth and scraps of torn paper, resembling the bottom of a tobacco pouch.

That Long Slow Choo to Atomic Me

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Mother’s peeking through key holes again. Like Hubbell in hair-curlers, she watches reruns of my messy self. But, I’m already a Neutron-star.

Wilmington

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The neighbor kids start, we join in–

Lisa Duncan's Mom

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Lisa Duncan's mom was puffy, and you could always see part of her breasts.

Mountain Country

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I’ve always missed the mountains, but I didn’t know it until I saw them.

Mister Jones

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The new guy answered to Jones so that’s what we called him...

They Never Did

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I sang John Stewart's "Gold" on my bike route.

Love Story, a Sequel

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He hid in parks and abandoned apartment houses until his wounds healed. He ate nuts, berries, and seeds. A shy, gentle soul, he watched children playing on the monkey bars, and thought of his lost youth.

I Hear You & Other Stories

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All the attractive women in the building had secrets. He wanted to know their secrets, but they wouldn't say.

Backsliders

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We gathered in the church basement to hear what the good ladies of the WCTU had to say about liquor.

If It Isn't One Thing, It's Another

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My friend says there's some kind of bug that bites its mate's head off after they have sex. I ask him which one gets decapitated, the male or the female. The male, he says. I tell him that figures. He nods. I ask him how he is…

T & A

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From time to time the teacher would sit alone in his office & look out the window & pine for the fjords. How shy and awkward she had been the first time....

The Jumpers' Pool

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The way that worked was you gave the bartender a buck, and he would write your name on a square on a calendar that was behind the bar. If somebody jumped off the bridge that day, you won the pot.

Snapshots

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"What happened to you?" Carlos asks. Jake says he cut himself shaving.