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Akrasia

519 words of anti-capitalist rhetoric There are generally two opinions on alcoholism: it’s a lack of willpower; it’s a disease. No reasonable person argues that alcoholism and addiction are a preponderance of willpower in a perverse state. It sure seems like it is...

Too Many Pills … Too Little Love

Uncovered ironing board  … symmetrical holes of slotted desire. Twenty opaque bottles of pills: beta-this and oxy-that and metho-something, clinging onto the frayed metal punctures.  All needed for some … thing Fingers pushing sloppily on square buttons on a square...

Don’t go West, Young Lady

I crouched down at the far corner of the front porch, in spite of the threat of an appearance of walking sticks or snakes, both of which I’d experienced in similar situations. The screaming between my sister and my father echoed across pastures and hills, punctuated...

Schwinger’s Choice

Schwinger’s Choice Would she save us? Short, somewhat stocky—from German stock—Mrs. Schwinger wore her hair short too, neat. Kept it silvery gray. She lived directly across the street at 151 Bridge Lane—we were at 150. Our front doors faced each other, as did our...

Terrible Creatures (549 words)

According to the June edition of her Sasquatch Field Research Association newsletter, Ohio ranks fourth in the nation for Bigfoot sightings. Dani mulls this over and concludes that with a little pluck and patience, her odds are good. She consults her library of...

Death of a Projectionist

So many years we waited in the undreamt dark, a church of silence in our hearts. He worked the Genesis, the Starlite, the Mystic, spying through his porthole into the velveteen, the unwashed praying to his altar of light. What he could do with sprockets and mirrors, a...

We Live in Purple

Happy 2024!   We live in purple Mage capes draped over our shoulders, pulling in the colors of the night, the bits of light that add a violet hue, that point to stars, that whisper, that shout their presence. We live in the not-dark, almost-dark that casts no...

Anointment Near Plaça Floriana

                                                                                                                                                                                   Anointment Near Plaça Floriana   Another year, another move—this time, this time....

Akrasia

519 words of anti-capitalist rhetoric There are generally two opinions on alcoholism: it’s a lack of willpower; it’s a disease. No reasonable person argues that alcoholism and addiction are a preponderance of willpower in a perverse state. It sure seems like it is...

Too Many Pills … Too Little Love

Uncovered ironing board  … symmetrical holes of slotted desire. Twenty opaque bottles of pills: beta-this and oxy-that and metho-something, clinging onto the frayed metal punctures.  All needed for some … thing Fingers pushing sloppily on square buttons on a square...

Don’t go West, Young Lady

I crouched down at the far corner of the front porch, in spite of the threat of an appearance of walking sticks or snakes, both of which I’d experienced in similar situations. The screaming between my sister and my father echoed across pastures and hills, punctuated...

Schwinger’s Choice

Schwinger’s Choice Would she save us? Short, somewhat stocky—from German stock—Mrs. Schwinger wore her hair short too, neat. Kept it silvery gray. She lived directly across the street at 151 Bridge Lane—we were at 150. Our front doors faced each other, as did our...

Terrible Creatures (549 words)

According to the June edition of her Sasquatch Field Research Association newsletter, Ohio ranks fourth in the nation for Bigfoot sightings. Dani mulls this over and concludes that with a little pluck and patience, her odds are good. She consults her library of...

Death of a Projectionist

So many years we waited in the undreamt dark, a church of silence in our hearts. He worked the Genesis, the Starlite, the Mystic, spying through his porthole into the velveteen, the unwashed praying to his altar of light. What he could do with sprockets and mirrors, a...

We Live in Purple

Happy 2024!   We live in purple Mage capes draped over our shoulders, pulling in the colors of the night, the bits of light that add a violet hue, that point to stars, that whisper, that shout their presence. We live in the not-dark, almost-dark that casts no...

Anointment Near Plaça Floriana

                                                                                                                                                                                   Anointment Near Plaça Floriana   Another year, another move—this time, this time....

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