Monthly Archives: April 2014

Children of the Caffeine

It was another misty morning, just on the edge of seven o’clock. The rising sun was lost in the thick cloud cover. It’s the final sign, Dave thought. As this morning rolls away toward that last syllable of recorded time, … Continue reading

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Sliding Into Life

A few weeks into the new softball season, Dave sat at his customary table and sipped his coffee while taking inventory of his body. Throwing arm and shoulder, sore; left ankle, aching and slightly swollen; both knees creaky like the … Continue reading

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A Portrait of the Artist in Restraints

Dave Starshower Broom came into the world with no knowledge of how he’d got here. He spent his formative years puzzled by the precise set of circumstances that had concluded with his birth. The explanations his parents provided, initially a … Continue reading

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Jamie’s Super Good Really Great Idea

“You know we lost the Ultimate Warrior recently,” Jaime said. Dave nodded. “Right. After he’d just been inducted to the hall of fame.” The Warrior had been a mainstay of wrestling when Dave was in high school. “I didn’t know you … Continue reading

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Runner in the Window

They go to the diner not just for the food but also for the show. It’s just her job, she doesn’t even know she’s an attraction. Dave and Del sit at the counter on purpose so they can watch her … Continue reading

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The Reality Show

“I often suspect free will is an illusion,” he said. “We like to think we have the ability to direct our own fate because this is comforting. We make small decisions and think we are affecting outcomes but the grand … Continue reading

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Splitting the Difference

He fell asleep dreaming of cellular division and woke up next to himself. “You’re me!” “I am not. I am me. I was you. And look at this, I ended up with all the wiggly, jiggly, ooey and gooey bits. … Continue reading

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