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Steve Stoeckel
Milliways Restaurant
Mixed-brain geek poet
Interests: Bringing something new into the world.
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One of my favorite musical moments of all time is the introduction to Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.” It begins so simply, with a single clarinet trilling on low notes, then morphing into an unearthly wail that bends impossibly upward, slurring through an octave to end in a bluesy flourish, caressed... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2018 at Steve Stoeckel's blog
He awoke at dawn, naked on a bench, the sound of a ship’s horn blasting him back to consciousness. It took him a moment to assimilate this. The things around him seemed familiar and yet the words—bench, horn—eluded him for several minutes as he studied his bare feet and marveled... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2018 at Steve Stoeckel's blog
Name Us a King I was on the phone to the president, and it wasn’t going well. No, not that president: it was the early 80’s, and I was apologizing profusely to the president of Dynamic Organic Recording Corporation. DORC had just released a product that was revolutionizing the industry,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2018 at Steve Stoeckel's blog
She stares at the ceiling as she hears the bedroom door squeak him in. So all-powerful she thinks to herself, and he can't even oil a damned door hinge. She flicks a glance at the green numbers on the alarm clock—4:15 AM-- and hears the sleek whistle of his costume... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2018 at Steve Stoeckel's blog
She was a cat. Which means, among other things, that her affection was a bit of a secret—a sort of puzzle to solve. Dogs and humans hooked up thousands of years ago, the result being man is a dog’s view of God. Cats didn’t hang around the campfires. They waited... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2017 at Steve Stoeckel's blog
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