Monthly Archives: January 2010

Sneezing

Sneezing I love to sneeze. I’m old and it’s the closest thing I get to an orgasm anymore. Used to be I would visit my neighbor, Lois. Over a decade ago, after my wife Martha passed, I started dropping by … Continue reading

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Breath

Breath He heard the bells coming, one…then another. They all had the same tone, repeated vibrancy, their ring calling the participants back to the room. As he came to, he was aware of a dull ache in his right knee, an chronic … Continue reading

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The List

The List Beth greeted each day with a list of what she didn’t have. There were numerous days, she thought, while sipping her coffee, I’ll create a new list. Her co-worker, Darlene, kept an ongoing list of household chores for her spouse. … Continue reading

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Allergies

Allergies She cannot manipulate time. Tracey was running late again. She brushed her thick bangs off her forehead. He won’t like this, she thought. He is always early, even sets his watch a day ahead. “C’mon, jeez.” She hit her steering wheel. … Continue reading

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The Binge

The Binge My great aunt died three weeks ago. Beginning of a downward spiral that has hopefully ended. Maybe a binge, or a relapse. Not sure, exactly, but when Mom called to tell me her Aunt Mabel passed, I turned to Jack. … Continue reading

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What’s for Lunch?

What’s for Lunch? “Did you see that serve? That was unbelievable, it kicked out so wide,” Graham said. He switched the phone to the other ear. “That’s the only way Roddick’s ever gonna win,” Felix said. “Serving like that.” “Could be,” … Continue reading

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One Busy Intersection

One Busy Intersection The man in the orange hat wanders 6th Street. He heads south on this summer solstice morning, searching inward, deeper with each step, coursing the inner planes, asking himself, “Where is the beginning of this familiar pattern … Continue reading

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Dance with a Stranger

Dance with a Stranger The two ladies sat side by side, sipping their bloody mary’s. “Are you sure it was the same guy?” Nedra asked, chewing an ice cube. “Not 100% positive, but I think so.” Beverly del Toro was … Continue reading

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Weekends with Family

Weekends with Family They arrived in the midst of a huge fight I was having with Debbie. Her parents are easy enough to deal with. Okay, easy enough. Her mother, Faith, is as her name indicates, a holyroller. Her usual repartee includes … Continue reading

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Isn’t it Just like a Woman?

Isn’t it just like a woman? They drank fruity blender drinks, the jets whirred, bubbling furiously. “Isn’t it cool how we can drink while we’re in the jacuzzi?” she asked. He nodded. “These go down like water,” he said, thinking, … Continue reading

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