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A girl and her dog

When I was thirteen years old, I was in eighth grade and nominated for some “outstanding citizen/student” bullshit award. It involved lots of meetings, for some stupid reason. I still have the plaque; it’s been collecting dust for over a … Continue reading

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Boy on a Bus

The city rolls past, block by dirty block, and people on errands carry on without even a glance my way.  This is the usual way home, on a usual day.  We pay our fare and take our seats side-by-side in … Continue reading

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Something Strange on a Summer Street

It started with the sky and the sand.  Way far off beyond where people can see, in colors inconceivable, there was a flash of light which struck the sea and illuminated it with life.  The air became alive with the … Continue reading

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Missed Connection: W4M

Missed Connection Type: W4M …well, G4B if truth be told. Date: 1/15/14 Place: Post Office You: Cute boy, brown hair, brown eyes, dark skin, riding in a stroller, about my age (2ish).  Said your name was Eric. Me:  Also cute, … Continue reading

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There were no other houses in the distance

The door creaked open and clattered shut on the door of the old yellow farmhouse.  For a moment, he stood under its eaves, squinting in the glittering daylight.  The sun was not high; it still hovered over the eastern horizon. … Continue reading

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Three Minutes

From the sunken forest I emerge, lingering on leaves larger than myself.  First in shadow, then in light, I hover.  Just waiting for something to happen.  And it does.  Thundering vibrations send me shaking, darting back among the leaves.  Danger … Continue reading

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