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Blood Transfusion

Zeno lost the tip of his left pinky in a collision with an entitled birth mother ramming a high end Aprica stroller through a lovely park in Beverly Hills. He skinned his knee too but that’s no big deal. She … Continue reading

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A Tasteful Song and Dance

Little Michael Jackson all grown up was making a cameo appearance in the spotlight back home where he used to get a good whipping on his behind. He waved his white glove in a graceful arc above his conked head … Continue reading

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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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Coming In From The Cold

  The Kid was trying to emerge out of static but found only fuzz, buzz, crackle, whir. No matter how he twisted and leaned, the shifty pirate radio station located somewhere near Ukiah that played all night music from the … Continue reading

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Blowing

     The Kid was afraid but he refused to admit it. He held tight to the wheel with both hands. Even years later he could not bring himself to admit it. That would be the same as conceding defeat. … Continue reading

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Banh Mi Me

     Why does it still seem like only yesterday, unless it was, though it was not, that I was dodging random nitwits and dog shit one step at a time, inching my way progressively forward in a snarky line … Continue reading

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Replacement Parts

     The line bending on a curve was going nowhere. That included me, though for sincere personal reasons I felt sure I stood out. The beige robots had planned it that way and they had planned it well. Nothing … Continue reading

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Fictitious Statement

     Knowing I can go nowhere where there is no there to go, I drove to Oaksterdam by the light of the slivered moon. It makes good sense to me for a human to go where gravity isn’t such … Continue reading

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The Restraining Order Hanging Over My Head

      With the beatific onset of Summer, and the opening of the co-dependent anchovy and pelican and petrel and rockfish and halibut and cod and coot and loon and whale and sardine and tuna and salmon season on … Continue reading

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