Stories tagged rain

An Episode of Boxes

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In this episode the children in the classroom will all wear boxes over their heads and will search the room with their hands. Their hands will be hands that have been reconnected. Their hands will wear seams as sleeves and curse in red. The hands that…

Rain Will Come

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Sometimes the potatoes fall out.

A Natural Consequence of Things

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Belief is a hammer, like saying the mind is a piece of iron.

No, You Don’t Know What I am Thinking

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Scratch his eyes out, flashed through Edgar's head, scratch his eyes out.

Lemon Pledge Souvlaki Flashback

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"You wanna dress for success buddy or else mess up yer life?"

Radioactive Rain

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It’s an almost mystical experience, walking in the warm, radioactive rain. It’s a rare moment of peace, a gathering of breath before the next storm, before the next wave of panic, before those frozen in shock come to themselves and rush through the stree

Weaving the Way

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Yellows and reds shed warp and weft bobbins of color spooling...

An Occupy Trifecta

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We have the power of the ordinary on our side.

dublin: tree-trimming

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Mam was from the country and had strong views on issues like cats and pasteurization.

Half Baked Ghazal

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They called him Kid Avalanche, interrupted by the fallen

Jared Sampson's Mom

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She died in a car crash yesterday. She was driving down Hawthorne, past the strip mall with the Benihana’s, when her ’05 Corolla unaccountably careened over the center meridian and into oncoming traffic.

Context and Confessional Poetry

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I like babies and little kids, more than some people but goddamn, children's laughter out of nowhere (in the night, when you're not expecting it) is creepy. I don't like slugs smeared like nightmare goo on my summer-bare feet, I could do without them in …

Raincloud Hat

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Hey you, the lady with the raincloud hat!

Spontaneously Broken, Spontaneously Restored [Card #14: Temperance (WORK-IN-PROGRESS — v.2)]

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The laptop-typing sound — the gal with the satchel of (apparently) textbooks, again — cut out, in one of those ways that made you notice it, only once it had stopped, entirely. All of a sudden, the particular “white noise” of it was gone.

Spontaneously Broken, Spontaneously Restored [Card #14: Temperance (WORK-IN-PROGRESS — v.3)]

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He was probably actually thinking something much, much lamer than that — more Beavis & Butt-Head than Theodore Dreiser — but she let herself imagine it that way. Easier to dismiss if it was SWEETLY stupid.