Stories tagged road-trip

The Great San Francisco Poetry Wars, 2

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The next day was my faculty trial, and things grew real intense around the campus. A large crowd of students began to gather around the base of the building that housed the administrative offices, where my hearing was being held. The meeting room was up o

A Green Truck

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i. 1980 I told the mechanic, Bill Muncy, I was taking my red VW Beetle—Illinois license plate ASH 114—on a cross-country trip, and he tuned her up. Days later, Jody and I loaded her with yellow split peas and fresh vegetables, a…

Far As You Want

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At a rest stop in Montpelier, they stopped to buy Cokes and gum from the vending machines. He was showing off, trying to jimmy one of the locks with a safety pin but it stayed locked and she laughed at him and he said goddamn, look at all a them Milkyways

The Great San Francisco Poetry Wars, 3

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That put a real crimp in our already crimped sex life. Actually I didn’t mind as much as Allison minded. It made her real grumpy when she didn’t get laid. I could never understand how she could bear so much pain, because she was so small that it was l

The Great San Francisco Poetry Wars, 4

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That night we slept on the floor of Kirk and Maggie’s apartment and listened to them arguing all night about art and life and love. Ah, me, I sighed, the sad soul of America! I thought of Walt Whitman. I thought of Allen Ginsberg.


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Your brother is not really blind.

We Will Elevate (Part One)

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As a kid, I never imagined that my death would come at the base of a massive presidential shrine. Well, at least not often

We Will Elevate (Part Two)

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The Buffalo group together in herds and are massive, intimidating creatures. You get the impression that--if desired--they could easily orchestrate a plan to stop you atop a hillside, then ram your car over the edge.

Just a Mountain

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It's one of the few times their dad speaks about their mother as if they were once a real, live, couple.

The Road Trip Trilogy

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...It's my advice that this Fourth of July the Office of Homeland Security post the following instructions on your web site — people should act like my dog Lucy and just stay inside under the bed and tremble...

Road Trip

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I'm sitting in a burned out skeletal frame of an old Cadillac on the side of Route 66 just outside of Kansas. Back home in New York State my sister is explaining to my mother that Jack Kerouac convinced me to run away even though he's been dead for years. They're…

Momo and Me

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Momo told me not to mind her, but I did. At night, after he'd tucked me in, I could hear him on the phone in the living room, talking for a long time. Early this morning he woke me up and gave me my backpack. ‘Put some clothes in here', he said. ‘We're going on a trip.'

Off the Beaten Path

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Off the Beaten Path we drove through the night off the beaten path all the way back from New Orleans I tried to sleep in the back seat only to be awakened again and again as you swung from one side of the road to the other you planted M-80s in mailboxes …

An Itinerary. Of Sorts.

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Bring (of consumable and questionable variety)...

Godspeed With Minister Ruth

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An unemployed husband finds himself stuck in the slow lane with his lesbian minister who insists on getting to a church meeting on time in the City. Afraid of getting a speeding ticket, he resists moving into the fast lane for as long as possible.