Monthly Archives: December 2013

Mr. Ufthak Seeks Solace

Madam came to see her. “I’ve got a special for you, Teresa.” Teresa nodded. She always got the specials, the ones the other girls wouldn’t touch, even for business. As there was no pleasure in the business, she didn’t mind … Continue reading

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Making a Killing at Christmas

The store was modest. She rented space in a strip mall and did just well enough to stay open from year to year. She stocked the shelves with things she thought people wanted to buy. There wasn’t much more to … Continue reading

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Treading on the Heels of Contentment

“If life is a cycle, I’m stuck in rinse and spin mode,” he said. “I’ll never reach the end of it. Just round and round she goes, where it stops, nobody knows. Ever feel like that?” “Maybe,” his friend replied. … Continue reading

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Mr. Ufthak

“Your boss is a right bastard, yeah?” They were taking a brief water break, unauthorized and on the clock. “No worse than yours I would say,” Tom said with a shrug. Larry blinked. “You’ve got to be kidding. Mr. Ufthak … Continue reading

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Monday Pants

Still warm from the shower he stood in the closet and stared at the row of careully hung pants. The decision over which pair to choose shouldn’t have been that big of a deal but somehow this Monday it mattered. … Continue reading

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An Audience of One

Spackled pink-red sky above Against a backdrop of blue So intense it hurts my heart To look up. Air is cold but calm. Inside the bus Low voiced conversation Hovers just out of earshot. Been awake since four-forty two When … Continue reading

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Lionhead

“That’s an amazing mask,” she said. “You look just like a lion. Now take it off, I want to see your real face.” His shoulders slumped. This again? His whole life he’d had to explain, over and over again, that … Continue reading

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