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The Gate Swings Open

Bonnie waved her good-bye without looking back and the gate closed behind her. She had arrived fortified with certainty, purpose, and intent, and was leaving confused. Zeno did not appear to be the loathsome and irredeemable creature described to her. … Continue reading

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What Not To Swallow

    The marauding scorpion stolen by rustlers from his home in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta Mountains of Colombia had paused to visualize for purposes of self-improvement a new angle of his heroic escape from a truckload of … Continue reading

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A Cheap Suit That Won’t Fit

  I was bumped in a sweaty crowd. From every direction, I was followed. The vital colors in my mouth muddled, bled, and ran dry. My clingy skin fled and changed sides. I heard, “Live like me.” I said, “What about … Continue reading

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Sure Thing

     In a recent revelation extracted from secretly coded research and shared definitively by a peeping Tomasina on the infallible Internet, it became somewhat clear that the possibility existed at some point, and at some time, to be potentially … Continue reading

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Two Balls In One Side Pocket

     My fist was shaking in fervor at the airplane that buzzed me too close to my naked head while I was merely hanging around as a typical slouch performing within known boundaries no suspicious acts. Even the majestic … 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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Chalk One Up

     It seemed like just the other day when I was feeling trapped. I could not get no satisfaction. What came around would not go around. There was a tentative spinning alongside multiple bumps. Exculpatory evidence tended to turn … Continue reading

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Flame Throwers

     Back in the day before media went mass, and the big time religious shows were able to shock and awe with no more than local actors, amateur comedians and clowns, stupid pet tricks, wacky costumes, scripted melodramas, flashy pyrotechnics, … Continue reading

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Just This Once

      A band of rebel winds that started out deceptively warm and breezy 2061 nautical miles west of the edge of western civilization turned chill and prickly upon arrival in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The winds did not … Continue reading

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Twisted

    It seemed to me, belatedly, as if the bump on my head had started to grow even before I hit the dirt, and heard, disconcertingly, from the tawny owl,”Quack.” I figured out far too late, as I continued … Continue reading

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