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The Treachery of Unspecified Cancers (#fiction)

Is it cancer or control? Continue reading

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Don’t Advertise Your Man (#fiction)

Be careful what you say about your husband. Someone might take the wrong kind of interest. Continue reading

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Love and Factitious Fascinations (#fiction)

What do you do when a dying friend invests in your business? Continue reading

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On an Emergent Awareness of Impending Death (#fiction #prose #essay)

V Sometimes life just smacks you in the face. You’re just minding your own business and out of nowhere comes a big punch to the gut, or, yeah, a slap to the face or whatever. This mostly happens when you’re … Continue reading

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The Sad Solipsism of Suicide by Cop (#fiction #prose)

When good kids go bad. Continue reading

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The Lustful Ignominy of Death (#prose #fiction)

An obnoxious funeral for a man of quiet dignity. Continue reading

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Awkward Beginnings and Assorted Insecurities (#fiction)

II He wasn’t a virgin. He had definitely had sex more than once before and with more than one person, which was just another way of saying she was the third person on his sexual resume. He had enough experience … Continue reading

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Living a Life of Social Acceptability (#fiction)

I really don’t think you’re in any position to judge. I mean, she had a hard day and you don’t know what she’d been going through. For that matter, you don’t know a damned thing about what her life was … Continue reading

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Texas Tornadoes and the Power of Prayer (#NaPoWriMo)

Oh, Good Lord, y’all, I thank we better git in the house. That sky is darker than Brother Jimmy’s sermon last Sunday, and it’s flashing like a God-damned disco. It’s gonna be a gully washer, all right, but Ronnie’s got … Continue reading

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Galena Park Memories (a story)

“Hey, Kenneth! You gotta birthday comin’ up, dontcha?” one of them blurted from the end of the counter. “Yessir,” came the diffident reply. “I think I’m gonna buy you a tractor. You think you’d like that?” the boisterous interrogation continued. … Continue reading

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