Monthly Archives: February 2014

Quacks Like a Wolf

Dave was never really down and out. He flirted with it from time to time when he was younger and less afraid, he hung out just on the outskirts of Edge City, but never took up residence. He was fascinated … Continue reading

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Sorry We’re Closed

Dave walked up to the bus depot coffee shop with a deep and abiding desire for a big cup of bitter, almost burnt, lukewarm coffee. It was not to be. At least once every couple of weeks Erica would just … Continue reading

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Cluster Flock

The deluge began just before the arrival of the 6:45 train. He looked up from the news site on his phone when he saw an attractive young blond prance up to the exterior of the coffee shop and glance around. … Continue reading

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Fist Full of Puppies

From my cold dead hands He says with a disarming smile Shaking processed sugar into Steaming black coffee. I’m right about everything He says with a forceful nod And anyone who disagrees with me Deserves what comes next. I declare … Continue reading

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Pick Me I’m Clean

The Greyhound bus from Santa Rosa to Santa Barbara was half full from the start. He boarded at midnight at the depot in Santa Rosa, slung his canvas bag in the cargo space and slipped into his seat. Maybe this … Continue reading

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Mondo Man

Another sober day. Mondo Man had no idea how many it had been. Wait, that was a lie; he totally knew if he cared to do the math. It didn’t matter. One sober day. One day at a time. One … Continue reading

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Beautiful Dancer

“I was a dancer,” she said. “Ballet. I had a scholarship to Juilliard. I still go up there every couple of weeks on the train to teach.” She rolled back a little and turned her chair so she wasn’t looking … Continue reading

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