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The Seating Chart

Steve was wearing his hair slicked back and a bashful bow-tie, but trying to be cocky yet vulnerable. The main event was still fourteen minutes away according to the imposing atomic clock on the table and he was jumpy. No … Continue reading

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The Pen Is Not Mightier

Zeno had a vision in primary colors, not a dream. It occurred a few days before he was due to be sentenced to the minimum security federal penitentiary at Lompoc, California. The horse trading had concluded and the deal was … Continue reading

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Banh Mi Me On The Rocks

      The doomed assault against Ano Nuevo Island waged by the apparatchik rats commanded by soulless robots and techno-yuppie dweebs raged for less than an hour. It became a flat out rout. Offense for the winners was awesome, … Continue reading

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Banh Mi Me My Mojo Rising

     It turned out to be one of those transitional points during the deepest hours in reverberating space with no beginning or end, but in a good way, when material conditions altered. I don’t know how or why because … Continue reading

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Whirred Peas On Earth

     The long sought yet elusive recipe for perfectly whirred peas on earth turns out to be no biggie. It was always simple. Become conscious. Fly higher. Practice figure-eights while stirring. No ramming, no jamming, no scarring with hot … Continue reading

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Real Quasi-Virtual Awareness

     The private bocci ball court near the summit of Mt. Umunhum was illuminated by a phalanx of faux gold torches mounted on the grilles of gauche gilt limousines. Invitations to the secret meeting did not specify gauche only … Continue reading

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That Sinking Feeling

      Among the many religious warriors waking up this morning wearing hand-me-down big-boy pants featuring reinforced pockets for hauling loads of heavy ammunition, none were followers of any incarnation of any Buddha. None had hanging doubts that gnawed … Continue reading

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Another Large Load For Disposal

     I was feeling quasi-vaguely out of sorts. A trumpet was playing out of tune and a crosscut saw was ripping. Heartbreaking symptoms included headache, neuritis, pseudo-neuralgia. Indigestion lurked liked flames licking on the fringe of Mars. None of … Continue reading

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Boo, Hiss

      The famed androgynous comedian, a heavyweight atop all of the major ultravision charts, who claimed to be a sensitive artist with bona fide creds in his side pocket, was happy to get off the stage without being … Continue reading

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Follow The Crook In The Road

     As a concerned citizen, I strive to conscientiously know my place. I may flap a few wings, but I don’t fly. I try to maintain a discreet distance from loaded weapons. I zip more than halfway up in … Continue reading

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