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Banh Mi Me On The Way Down

     The yang twin unstrapped the surfboards from the roof of the official solar fed limousine that illuminated the worthy cause of brightness in the renewable State of California. He was uncharacteristically careful not to mar any striations in … Continue reading

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Banh Mi Me Around The Bend

     The smart clouds arriving in front of a storm from the Sea of Japan were carrying fast pigeons strapped with a message that skipped like a flat stone across the Santa Cruz Mountains. The rain carried the promise … Continue reading

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Banh Mi Me Again

     The night before the big day I felt secure. I had located on my locally informative global Internet a small Vietnamese restaurant in Sacramento where I could attain a satisfying pork banh mi not far from the office … Continue reading

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Next Big

  At the edge of a grove of redwood trees in the Forest of Nisene Marks, a California State Park that remains in good standing despite inadequate funding, under which the San Andreas Fault rumbled moderately, I counted to less than … Continue reading

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Before Liftoff

     The tween twins turned into teen twins at the slash of midnight. The climax was accompanied by disturbing, atonal squeals. As a concerned bystander, I won’t deny that I had been forewarned. Behind me, the soundtrack from a … Continue reading

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The Straight Shot On A Steep Grade Hugging A Tight Curve

      Back in the feral day when I was a shrunken, haunted version of a singular tween hailing from the hinterlands, unlike the vaunted offspring of my loins, the dynamic tween twins who are able to make vital … Continue reading

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They Made Me Do It Whoever They Are

     I never believed it could happen to me, but my well ran dry. Now, I miss my water. Sure, I was warned. I’m more than simply a smug prisoner of denial. Technically, the fault was likely all mine. … Continue reading

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Had It Up To Here

      At least two fully formed adult human bodies, one a single mother of once normal stature who featured an identifiable rash on her chafed thighs, and the other a recently diagnosed small man with a massive behavioral … Continue reading

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A Real Choice Between Buried Or Burned

      Did you ever get caught trying hard to live in the moment when an object that appears closer than may seem comfortable follows in your blind spot and won’t let go lest you forget? And then a … 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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