Monthly Archives: June 2014

Getting Maguired

Before moving to Virginia, Dave lived and worked in Atlanta for fifteen years. During that time he met a lot of interesting people, of course; artists, musicians, free wheeling freaks, uptight religious types, and a whole host of others who … Continue reading

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Mask of the Grumbly

His name isn’t known to Dave and Del. He’s one of the usual commuters and rides the train into D.C. on a daily basis. Dave might have never noticed him as there isn’t anything outstanding about the man. He is, … Continue reading

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Talking Sports

The older gentleman wore a straw hat sometimes called a boater, or at least that’s what Dave thought it was called. He may have been wrong. Dave’s knowledge of straw hats wasn’t as extensive as, say, his grasp of Romantic-era … Continue reading

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The Boz Abides

Boz waits until the train has left Rippon, one station down the line, before barging through the door. “Where’s the train?” he asks. “Where’s it at?” There is a display outside the coffee shop that tracks the trains in real … Continue reading

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In Which Young Dave Broom Learns Moderation Isn’t A Bad Thing

It was six AM, day three of five continuous acid trips and Starshower (Dave Broom’s middle name, which he went by until college) was experiencing that odd sensation of the soul stretched too thin across the loom of reality. He … Continue reading

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Case by Case

Case works in insurance. She’s a processing clerk in a large though fairly anonymous office in Vienna, VA. She rides the train from Quantico into Woodbridge and then takes the bus northwest to the office. She’s married, forty years old, … Continue reading

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Memories of Chuck

Sunday night, Dave was out at the Beulah Park fields playing a couple of games of softball. One of the fun things about playing catcher was talking with the umpire between innings and hearing all the chatter in the other … Continue reading

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