Monthly Archives: January 2015

The Hello Tree

Dave Broom got off the bus at Tyson’s Corner mall and, as he often did, walked down to Panera and got a cup of coffee. There was perhaps some sort of sweet pastry type thing involved as well. His office … Continue reading

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The Norms

For every weird, unusual, or kooky person Dave has interacted with at the Woodbridge train stop coffee shop, there are dozens of others who are stunningly, depressingly normal. They come in, buy their train tickets, lattes, and light snacks with … Continue reading

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In Memory of Erica

“Erica’s husband stabbed her. She died.” “What?” “Erica. You remember her, right? She used to work here at the coffee shop? Her husband stabbed her to death.” Dave stared at Liz as he processed the information. Of course he remembered … Continue reading

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Chapter One: Midnight in the Lower Sink

Down in the Lower Sink there were hundreds of places to consume mass quantities of booze and drugs; but there was only one that sported a black cat gripping a red rose in its teeth on the sign above the … Continue reading

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