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Still his head felt
weighed down with
last night’s liquor
like fruit soaked
in party punch,
so that with that
sudden stab of sun-
light coming just
so through the … View Full
The class exercise was to describe somebody, real or imagined. I asked for suggestions. One of the students raised his finger and waved it at me, a gesture meaning, hold … View Full
What if we have it wrong? What if we’ve been wrong? What if we’re wrong? What if the earth is nothing more than what has been teed up on fairway … View Full
When you say, “I’m sorry for your loss, but she’s in a better place,” I tell you that even though I may be nodding, I’m only really with you a … View Full
Some days? Honestly? He wanted to spray the whole thing down with lighter fluid and strike a match. Especially when he was told that something was bound to come his … View Full
He may not yet be up shit creek, but he knows for sure that he has no paddle.
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“I had a dream we got married,” I say to my dog.
My dog looks up at me thinking perhaps, based on my inflection, that I’m offering him a treat. … View Full
The breakup talk has taken a turn toward the Gothic. In the pretense of reaching into her purse for a tissue, she emerges with a knife. It’s only a small … View Full
She pressed her lips together at these times, when he seemed to be getting riled up, and gave him a commanding yet compassionate, empathetic nod, once and then twice, with … View Full
Today, this morning, he found something deep down in his notes. When he got out his little brushes and his pick, he noticed that it was a finger. Oh, good, … View Full
The story I’m about to tell took place back in the 80s. At the end of each work day, my co-workers and I would slip cassette tapes of REO Speedwagon … View Full
A man walks into a bar—
Ha ha! Very funny.
But I didn’t even finish the joke.
I know, but I can just tell that it’s going to be very … View Full
The voices in my head say I’m a good candidate for schizophrenia.… View Full
That moment when your date returns from the restroom to catch you on your phone checking out profiles on OKCupid.… View Full
In my dream, I work as a tenured professor of English at a community college, but I apparently don’t realize this until I step in front of my class on … View Full