January 2021 B (Day 1)

In a Land Far Away

She, she was born thus, a she. Around her were cousins, he-cousins. Whenever a gathering, he-cousins crowded, shoving her aside, not a thought to them as they did. Time after time. Came a time, an expanse of time, one he-cousin sat, back-seat beside her, he-uncle,...

“Frequencies”

  One year, I was a registration slash information desk guy. A nostalgia convention. Some radio-heads were talking about this radio station. Might have been in Montana, or Idaho, or some other rural locale. The station was formerly a bus station, and there was...

Slipstream

  You go down early, the sun barely lifting its head above the cove. It's quiet, tranquil, just the way you like; always and only before Mathieu awakes. Timber cantilevered over giant boulders, barnacled driftwood, shale, and rock. You take the short trail,...

The Mange

Friends!! So glad to be here! I was driving all day yesterday and today, so forgive me for being quiet. Love you all! Loving the materials, Dominique! xoxo The Mange The story I’m going to tell you is unbelievable. Many years ago, when I was still married, I fell in...

Father of Waters

Father of Waters Papi and I walked hand in hand from the Big House down to the banks of the River. It was one of those rare and delicious southern mornings. Larks singing as they dove toward the ground, farm wives  hanging out their wash to catch that morning...

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream

There is a town at the edge of things where the women hold in their screams. Previous generations died young. High blood pressure, heart attacks, strokes, cancer. The women watched their mothers and grandmothers and aunts all fall into graves where no one would see...

Hole

The hole appeared suddenly one night while Shane and Amanda were preparing dinner. Amidst the sizzle of frying sausages and occasional clamoring of dishes, there was a crash and a rumble and a giant hole from what they could see when they went down to check. “Son of a...

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