Monthly Archives: October 2013

Dread to Dream

Night brings bouts of creeping doubt, As the sun drops low I begin to shake; Tension builds and my fears mount, Will I once again scream myself awake? Drooping eyes and wide cracking jaw, Sleep deprived for days unknown; Fighting … Continue reading

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A Portrait

When she walked her back was straight and she held her head steady. She didn’t smoke and only drank enough to remind her why she didn’t drink more. She came from a large family in the Midwest who never moved … Continue reading

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Machine Man

He came through the door in fits, all herky jerky and already running his mouth. The lady behind the counter rolled her eyes and muttered something under her breath that could have been either a prayer or a curse. I’d … Continue reading

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Lester (The Waiting Room, pt. 11)

School was a long joke without a satisfactory punchline. Lester sat in the back of the classrooms and kept to himself. The children were sparklers waving in the air, life fizzing and crackling out of them like there was no … Continue reading

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The Philosopher Ant

Individuality Is over rated Says my friend the ant, Incidentally So are clothes I never wear any pants. Work and harvest For the queen Until we expire, Drones for life Never thinking Or having any desires. Doesn’t sound So bad, … Continue reading

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Ol’ Clem and the Magic Blunderbus

For no good reason that he could remember, except that he might have been a few beers into a bender, Ol’ Clem got a shovel from the garage and started digging in the yard. He remembered doing this as a … Continue reading

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Whistling Dixie

“I don’t have time for his mess,” she said as she poured steamed milk into the cup. “He doesn’t even get paid to work here and he comes in, gets back behind this little counter and gets all in my … Continue reading

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