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judy b.
San Francisco
judy b. ~~~~~ paperback writer • producer • performer
Interests: literature and other arts * people * creative expression
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He cannot be talking to me, this adolescent rube, Vesuvius on his forehead and bloody spots on his chin, more eruptions he carelessly or witlessly razed, he cannot want this rack, this ass, which themselves are old enough to be... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2014 at Onze Labs
My neighbor Junebug loves her dog Biscuit. And she loves my bike. This is what unfolded when Junebug put Biscuit on my bike one day. Download The Adventure of Biscuit Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2014 at Onze Labs
NaNoWriMo Day 4 Stephanie and her mom were going to pick me up and we were going to go somewhere teenagers go—the mall, the movies, ice skating, I can't recall. What I remember clearly is running around the house trying... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2013 at Onze Labs
NaNoWriMo Day 3 Denise and I shared a table in first grade, and so we became friends. One day she invited me to go home with her after school. She did this via a note that her mom wrote to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2013 at Onze Labs
Ice Cream Island was true to its name: It was a shack floating in the middle of a gravel lot between a dentist's office and a vacuum cleaner repair shop. The chocolate-vanilla swirl ice cream cone that spun up out... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2013 at Onze Labs
Pinkie got placed, too, and we kept in touch for a while. I invited her over after school once because she wanted to see where I lived. She wandered from room to room and touched everything she saw: books, a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2013 at Onze Labs
Each November, thousands of people (as of this writing, 238,710) around the world set out to write a novel (50,000 words of story) in 30 days. Today I became one of those people, logging 2,000 words to kick off the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2013 at Onze Labs
You pop a cherry or berry or grape in your mouth, chomp down, and along with the gush of sweetness, feel a wave of must and rot waft into your senses: You taste the wretched and sublime in one breath;... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2013 at Onze Labs
It was all a dream— sitting in the first row watching the reactions all the colors that are interwoven celebrate this opportunity to be here there is a lot of weird stuff out there there's gonna be chaos look at... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2013 at Onze Labs
You needed five minutes with your phone so you waited in the car while I ran in for a few things. I had been waiting for things to get rolling, to be carried away, but you played into every move... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2012 at Onze Labs
Kindly reader, you may know that I have other fictional experiments brewing. Namely, the ongoing investigation into how short a story can be without feeling like just a taste of something more. Here are the very short stories I attempted... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2012 at Onze Labs
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Dec 26, 2012
Thanks, Mrsmica. It's a Dale Chihuly sculpture.
Toggle Commented Dec 31, 2011 on Can't Touch This at Onze Labs
It's not as light as it looks. Not as wispy, fine. Up close it like to jab you, take out an eye. Jimmy said Touch it. He said, You don't make something like that and not want people to touch... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2011 at Onze Labs
May you come alive in the bracing air, know the promise frozen within the ground, which sleeps until it is time to unfold and blanket your world with violet and gold; and should you pace, trudge, or wander around may... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2011 at Onze Labs
The house was supposed to give them space to breathe, room to expand into the family they had talked about becoming. It was supposed to be proof that they were adults, growing into the world they had resisted through their... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2010 at Onze Labs
Wherein we explain what the frock we were thinking when we tweeted that: On the way back from the Fillmore Farmer's Market today, I spied — and nearly ran over — a busted Master Lock. Even mangled and missing its... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2010 at Onze Labs
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Mar 15, 2010
High noon, we are indistinguishable. Then you're off to make your rounds. I plod to the next mark and still it takes you 65 minutes to meet me. A brief kiss, then you sweep past. There is only one place... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2010 at Onze Labs
I am wearing lipstick because Caitlin wanted me to. The second-to-last time I came over she asked me, "Are you wearing makeup?" and when I told her I wasn't, she asked me why not. "I don't wear it every day.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2009 at Onze Labs
My mother lost my trust little by little over my first sixteen years. She was all I had and I slowly came to know that she wasn't nearly enough. She was doing a shitty job of raising me; I realized... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2009 at Onze Labs
For @neddda Rowing into twilight, Jules watched the sun dapple the ripples the oars made. 'Turn around, Nora; look where we've been.' Thanks, @neddda, for this: Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2009 at Onze Labs
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Jul 18, 2009
That's a novel spin on an old tale, giving it a noir treatment. I don't need to know what the payment is. Enough to know some gumshoe is out there running after it.
Toggle Commented Jul 11, 2009 on Payment Due at KjM - on the web
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