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Story #53 – The Meteorite

“No more Vacancies!” Jeremiah said without looking up when he heard the bell over the office door jingle dingle. “And I’m closing up for the night.” “But we have a reservation,” came a timid girlish voice. “We made it a … Continue reading

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Story #45 – A little birdy told me

The backyard looked like another planet.  A heavy blanket of snow magnified the cold and reflected the ineffectual winter sun.  Ben squinted at the cold vista out his kitchen window while he scoured the burnt cheese from the bottom of … Continue reading

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Story #36 – she disappeared into herself

The building was an old dentist or funeral home. We figured this out because as we were loading in our amps and guitars and drums from the van we passed through an area with tiled floors and an adjacent room … Continue reading

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Story #29 – Vieques part 1

When I got off the ferry on Puerto Rico’s little island of Vieques, the sun had gone down. The dark was as dense as the milling crowd I pressed through in search of my Brooklyn friends. They had been here … Continue reading

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Story #22 – the spins

On his way up the escalator, Jim looked down over the handrail and vertigo immediately seized him. Below was an endless-seeming corkscrew of steps twisting down and away from wherever he was heading. A cool wind blew by nipping at … Continue reading

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Story #11 – thoughts on final thoughts.

When the plane shook and shuddered I thought about all the planes I’d flown in since I was born. Planes are touted to be statistically safer than driving and even walking, but I’m not so sure. Every time I step … Continue reading

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Story #10 – The African Ocean

Heath and I were good swimmers. At 12 years old, its easy to think you’re good at everything, that there is Olympic potential in every little hobby. We were also good at video games and soccer. Our futures were blindingly … Continue reading

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Story #6 – What We Carry.

She carries a table up and down the beach every day. It’s a small table, but she has to be careful to hold it level. It is laden with silver bracelets and semi-precious stones which she sells to the tourists … Continue reading

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Story #5 – A Great Absurdity

Two men met in the middle of a great wilderness.  It was a dark stretch of old forest where the tips of the trees had long forgotten their roots.  In this realm, even animals wrestled with their instincts.  Predators let … Continue reading

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Story 4 – Laundricide

( -or- “A Dumb Boyfriend’s guide to the washing of big floofy lady sweaters while visiting your girlfriend’s parents’ house on a snowed-in winter weekend.” -or- “Shrunk”) When she opened the door to the washing machine everything changed.  The space … Continue reading

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