Monthly Archives: September 2013

Spin (1 of 2)

“You know, I really don’t want to sleep with my father.” I was so embarrassed. There we were, alone in the office that Friday afternoon, and Ginny had just let me know that she often overheard my telephone conversations. I … Continue reading

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Sand Blast

The lane of history is scoured out by sands of time. The blaster of recall erodes the rims and makes a coward out of witnesses, whose memories enthrall by comforting, and hold just close enough to truth that they are … Continue reading

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Ice Caves and Hot Springs

Metal ladder staircase to the chill, mossy wooden ladder to the warm, fog enwreathing forest on a hill, valley heat and desert thunderstorm; bold mosquitos, lurking poison oak, avenues of gravel, dirt, and brush, campsite resined wood that sends up … Continue reading

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Sophomore (2 of 2)

I have a picture of the whole family, plus Steve. That’s not fair to say – of course my brother-in-law is family – but since I predict Emily will leave him I only admit him as a temporary member. However, … Continue reading

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Sophomore (1 of 2)

There’s physical description lacking. If this isn’t to be a movie then it better flesh with words. And I’ve probably got the best perspective for it. I’m the point at infinity. It all orients to me. I’m the baby. Once … Continue reading

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The Acolyte and the Author

What does it feel like, to rest on your laurels? Do you lean on the branches or sit on the leaves? With all your advances and all your withdrawals, are you wondering what your old master believes? How would he … Continue reading

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Ride

I dare you to be eager for my touch. I challenge you to instigate a kiss. We’ve hesitated all too long, and such emotional dishonesty as this betokens nothing healthy good or wise; it signifies depravity and waste. So come … Continue reading

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