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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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Promises Of A Future

  “What was that?” “What was what?” “I felt something move.” “Likely nothing.” “I should know when I feel something.” “Oh, that.” No spare robot was not kept busy buzzing on an elegant gray day as vast shadows bloomed. Business was … Continue reading

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Girded Loins

When alarm bells started to ring where there was no smoke and no fire I had my suspicions aplenty. Then my suspicions were confirmed. Unhinged guard dogs began to bark and slobber on the killing fields. The guard dogs were … Continue reading

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Semigloss

The currently nouveaux chic robots who think they all so smokin’ cool and shit, with the invisible built-in antennas, inductive cameras, audio modules, base twelve to twenty-two adjustable calculating power, and sparkly doodads in all-around sensual simultaneity to absolutely fucking … Continue reading

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Off My Knees

       According to much notable dogma, it was possible that I was hearing thunder where none existed. Streaks of scarlet light appeared behind me where my vision was restricted. And, for what I am confident are unrelated causes, … Continue reading

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Not A Good Match

      The plus-sized fanny pack worn ass backwards, a well documented international sign of distress, was facing upwards.  The pair of nylon straps attached to the vinyl pouch were tangled in a web.  The striking magenta vinyl was … Continue reading

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The Space Between Washing and Drying

      At the spiffy new educational digs of the recently contrived non-profit California corporation, the Thee Tawny Owl Institute of High Flying Wisdom and Rising Consciousness, which had been artfully carved with a spade and a rake out of … Continue reading

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The Winning Side For A Change

      After the smoke had cleared following the Battle of Big Sur, and the beautiful birds had reclaimed the redwoods and the oaks and the cypress and the madrones, along with the larkspur, the lavender, the columbine, and … Continue reading

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Abuzz

   It wasn’t even that hot.  I don’t know why.  Flies were abuzz with lust over a big bowl of unprotected potato salad.  It contained dark seeds of German mustard. Green hummingbirds were sipping from orange flowers in the foreshadowing … Continue reading

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Good At Denying

    The afternoon lecture from the tawny owl was focusing on a number of fascinating topics in minimally near and abutting mind-body dualism, areas where humans en masse did not shine.   It was taking place in a circular … Continue reading

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