Monthly Archives: October 2011

“The Kill:” Chapter 2, The Maker

The Kill: Chapter 2, The Maker, A fictional piece. I hear something, it’s not familiar, and I can’t open my eyes. I’m still spinning despite the dangle of my right leg-my remedy for staying focused. Now I’m dreaming again, everything … Continue reading

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Dudes with Petunias

I have misconceptions about people, and I assume others have similar thoughts about me. My girlfriend Susan teases me about being crude like a man. Whenever I misbehave she says, “You’re such a dude.” She’s the lady between us, although … Continue reading

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The Kill #2

I can feel the nicotine; I clench my toes, relief. My clothes are clean and uniform. I pick out the standard; black t-shirt, black jeans, and black lace-up boots. I push gel through my hair, and check my shave. My … Continue reading

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The Kill

The ally sounds behind my apartment come to life at sunrise seven days a week. I crack my eyes to see the sun squeezing through the dirt-grayed window, eyes fixed on the pigeon, sleeping on the air conditioner outside. Most … Continue reading

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Explicit

Explicit, explicit, explicit: my kids got up Saturday morning at 6:00AM. “Go to sleep, go back to bed!” I ordered. I wish I had another response. My bitterness and resentment hatched a few days ago when I realized that my … Continue reading

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