Monthly Archives: August 2013

Apart

I wonder you’re so present in my mind; your body bides a continent away, and our connection’s never been the kind to prompt the lust I feel for you today. But I’m imagining suggestive speech, I’m fantasizing fired ecstasy, consumed … Continue reading

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Child’s Play (3 of 3)

Kim and Jen were about a hundred yards up the sloped street from the tree. “Wow,” they understated simultaneously. It was their first agreement of the day. They began walking back to investigate the accident. Their progress was slow for … Continue reading

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Child’s Play (2 of 3)

Cloud cover thickened and the light turned strange. Greenish. Jen’s pale red hair grayed under it. Kim glanced from that hair to her eyes as they resumed walking. She saw Jen look sideways at her. She watched the freckled face … Continue reading

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Child’s Play (1 of 3)

Kim stopped to let her dog sniff agapanthus. “The question is,” she intoned downward, “who learns more, the teacher or the taught?” “That’s one question, anyway.” “It’s the one that interests me right now.” She could tell Jen wasn’t into … Continue reading

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Not Quite Stood Up

You want me to admit my imperfection, but how can I confess I’m never what I never claimed to be? It’s your selection of me as a gypsy must be shut away as incorrect. Admit? Too weak for me, for … Continue reading

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Pushing Through the Pain

Remembering the birth day of my son – I had to get that baby out of me. His shoulders stuck, and I had only one more pushing chance at good delivery. That’s when the doctor looked into my eyes and … Continue reading

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Octrave

Funny how some customs start. Octrave began with a rant Olivia delivered to her friend Kris, who laughed so sincerely that Olivia wrote it up for her blog. It tumbled then into local popularity, was test-driven in Berkeley, and soon … Continue reading

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