Stories tagged water

Death of a Poet (but not yet)

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A half-dozen times, he had rebuffed the man’s request to read for him, until the poet accepted that Hugh was no soft touch, no touch at all.

Dream Boats

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The Inauguration Day Windstorm had blown out half the downtown lights to celebrate its twenty-first birthday. Two old friends flecked with gray snow and white hair sat on the boulders that kept the Sound from sweeping away Myrtle Edwards Park. Look at all the…

A Free Rinse

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“Turn the fucking thing off!” I yelled above the noise. “It’s fucking New Year’s morning!”

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…


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You still like California anyway

They were reaching for their mother's breath

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And if the dead can't wait, they crouch


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these small hearts these late nights we crunch sand they fly kites

A Tiny Love Story, Told in Triplicate

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I think we were supposed to run away with each other long before this. There was that night on the motorcycle, the loud buzzing engine that cracked through the air heavy with rain threat, as we took the backroads and their curves too fast in a rush to get

All Wet

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the small break of consciousness that is my dreamswaterso much wateri can never forgive the watertoo many tears

The Lair of Alf

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If I don't drink water for twelve days this grungy southsider named Everett takes me to a dressing room and shows me how to apply pomade to my rat-tail.

Deep Pond

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It wasn't the sun sparkling Or the dog of the neighbor Barking.

Wave Propogation

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ripple/ the shore with minute/ but manifold alterations.

Wave Propagation

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Small stones

Killzone Excerpt: Not All Dreams Die

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He awoke, suddenly, as he felt the drops of sweat running down his face.Dehydration derived from the sweltering heat. He pulled the sheets away and sat on the foot of his bed. It was pitch black in the room. He thought about what woke him; a dream he had. The dream…

Hippie Mix

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Let us talk granola and improvising on the margins of munchies and breakfast.