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He memorized the poem she wrote. She brought him a glass of water while he planted the garden. They listened to him tell the same stories again and laughed again. She helped him into the bath even though he couldn't... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2014 at caveat emptor
All this lockstep, clockwork, digitally rigid machination does not suit us. We are animals, and even that is too precise. We are a chemical accident, a maelstrom of chaotic coincidence of physics that has culminated in a complicated cooperation of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2014 at caveat emptor
This is a story I've been posting in chapters on Facebook for the past few weeks. I wrote it all on my iPhone while hanging out at a few places, so there are probably typos. In the end, though I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2013 at caveat emptor
There is a song, sung often, that I cannot sing. I cannot make out the words. The chorus is something like, "Me too. Yes, me too. I am like you. I feel that too." Everywhere people gather in clusters to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2013 at caveat emptor
Two beings, First and Second, met in space at the edge of a small solar system. First shared with second, in the perfect way that their kind shared, the total concept and nuance of a fascinating little blue and green... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2013 at caveat emptor
As a girl she had discovered, in the woods not far from home, a flower with an eye, an actual eye, the same color as her sister's eyes, green with a little grey. She bent to look at it and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2013 at caveat emptor
I feel perfectly aware. Heightened, even. It confuses me, therefore, that there isn't more pain. I wrapped the wounds – god, they are deep – and stopped most of the heavy bleeding. The gut wound is a mess. I couldn't... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2013 at caveat emptor
Only a few times Have I had that epiphany Of the obvious That can be unappreciated Though wonderful Like when we lay kissing Naked after sex As we do And I discovered your bottom lip Your tongue and top lip... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2013 at caveat emptor
In the trajectory of this planet through space-time from violent birth to violent death we enjoy this season during which the innumerable environmental variables are temporarily hospitable to life such as us. The complex motion of this planet has turned... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2013 at caveat emptor
She plays outside with him whatever the weather, sometimes in yesterday's hair, sometimes in shiny, fancy regalia. When the money is short, she buys him the handful of foods he will eat and forages for herself. She does all this... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2013 at caveat emptor
She prefers the mild winter or fall because she loves the way she looks and feels with high black boots hugging her legs and the swish and sway of long, light jackets or sweaters. Her best friend has long, full,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2013 at caveat emptor
I was a little surprised to see an octopus sitting at the bar, to be honest with you, but I acted cool about it. I try to be open minded, you know? I just took my normal seat - two... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2013 at caveat emptor
There's a road at the edge of town that only a few of us know and if you take it your sorrows and your fears and all your weary years cannot come with you. At the end of the road... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2013 at caveat emptor
I dreamed an old dream I've not dreamt for some time that I was the one responsible for shaping the clouds so that they looked like animals to children staring up from below. It's an important job, and difficult, though... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2012 at caveat emptor
In the land of adorable things An adorable thing who's named Ming Had the job to sing songs for the king But there was always one line in each song that didn't rhyme or keep the tempo Though the rest... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2012 at caveat emptor
He preferred to listen to the radio as he drove, but there was nothing in this part of West Texas but country stations and Mexican radio, so he was sitting in prickly silence except for the wind noise, which was... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2012 at caveat emptor
Every morning, however she feels, she packs a modest lunch from home, because she has learned that the ritual discipline of small practicalities builds, bit by bit, the quality of life she had no hope for when she was out... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2012 at caveat emptor
At the place where the copse-tangled creek - deceptively untamed for the urban neighborhood through which it meandered - passed under the busy boulevard, he trekked through what he was tempted to call a culvert, though in fact it was... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2012 at caveat emptor
You're welcome. And thank for the same. Hello, Jen.
Toggle Commented Nov 29, 2012 on What I Want at caveat emptor
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If someone asked you the question, "What do you want?" could you answer it? Do you know what you want? Because I don't. Well, I might. I asked myself, and I didn't know. I really didn't. For the past twenty-one... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2012 at caveat emptor
Does someone wonder where you are, when you aren't there? Does someone wish you were here? Sometimes it's nice to disappear, I guess. But when you're out for days, for months, and no one ever calls to ask, "Where are... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2012 at caveat emptor
As for me, I love Doomp, the crabby bastard. He's a helluva guy. He's the only bearable Oompus. The rest of them can go straight to hell as far as I'm concerned. I wouldn't give half a nickel for the whole lot of them. But Doomp? He's a peach, one of the good ones. You have to love the good ones.
Toggle Commented Nov 13, 2012 on Doomp the Oompus at caveat emptor
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Doomp was an Oompus. Oompuses were adorable creatures by nature, natives of Goompus. (The similarity of the name of the group and the land from which they came is common among the cuter people groups.) Doomp wasn't a typical Oompus,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2012 at caveat emptor
There are four Corvus corax that I know of in this cemetery right now. They caw loudly to each other or maybe just out to the universe in general. They move, one at a time, from tree to monument to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2012 at caveat emptor
I keep hoping you will haunt me Every night I lie and wait For you to come through the wall Or rise up from the floor Or float down through the ceiling fan But you don't show up And I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2012 at caveat emptor