Monthly Archives: July 2014

No Edgewise Word

Dave had borrowed the theory of “Strange Attractor” from Brian Daley and further developed it based on his own experiences with the general public in local gathering spots. It could be anywhere; bars, restaurants, taxi stands, or wherever people were … Continue reading

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Reflections on a Summer at Play

Dave tried to remember the good plays as much as the bad. Not just his, but the whole team. The dynamic of team sports, that individual performance also enables the team to succeed, enhances something humans can do with some … Continue reading

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“He’d Touched My Butt.”

Dave heard, over the general babble of the bar, the Yes song Starship Troopers and whipped out the trusty air-bass. Del rolled her eyes and turned back to the newspaper in front of her. “That’s a nice air-bass,” said the man … Continue reading

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Room for Cream

“It’s not like being a train station barrista is the pinnacle of my aspirations,” she says over the dragon hiss of steaming milk. “I mean that would be totally sad, wouldn’t it?” Dave shrugged. “Maybe; but if it were, you … Continue reading

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The Principal Obsession

“Why don’t you have kids? Where are my grandbabies?” “I didn’t think you were in such a hurry to be a grandmother.” “Maybe I wasn’t when you were sixteen. You’re forty-five now. Are you ever going to procreate?” “Not if … Continue reading

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Solving for X

There was nothing particularly extraordinary about Dave’s bus seat companion on the morning commute. She was, by the hyperbolic standards of the day, generic in looks and appearance, her features somewhat softened as if she’d been lightly photoshopped. Dave, by … Continue reading

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No Courtesy Runner for Man-Whale

Ball players will say there’s two dead instead of two out. A pitcher mows down the batters. A runner can be chopped down stealing a base. If it’s all just a game, the Reapers are unbeaten versus Life. It’s infinity … Continue reading

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