Monthly Archives: October 2013

As The Sprocket Spins Part 2

This tale is the second of a 2-part fictional re-telling of non-fiction events.  Or, as the talkies would say, “The following is based on a true story.”  If you missed Part 1, you can read it here before coming on … Continue reading

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Carving the Corn

Couloir, Asseverate, Parol, Miscible, Scintilla Continue reading

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As the Sprocket Spins

This tale is first in a 2-part fictional re-telling of non-fiction events.  Or, as the talkies would say, “The following is based on a true story.” Tucked inside the labyrinth of a large Bushwick building, down dirty white hallways covered … Continue reading

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My First Time Behind the Wheel

Nathan and I were empty-handed and disappointed when we walked out of The Wiz.  Even the autumn sun, radiant and reassuring, could not turn our frowns upside down.  The stereo system we’d been saving for was sold out.  Our dreams … Continue reading

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The Canal Connection

Pinchbeck, Logomachy, Nidus, Pecuniary, Ensky Continue reading

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Whoops.

A salty breeze blew in off the beach, passed through my hut, and gave my hammock a slight nudge.  The movement woke me up in the same gentle way it did every morning since I was first shipwrecked on the … Continue reading

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Family Fridays

Comestible, Stem-Winder, Flotsam, Biddable, Eructation Continue reading

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Escape Through the Woods

Brad narrows his gaze and sucks hard on the cigarette in his mouth.  Its cherry blooms, the orange glow highlighting the lines on his brow and worry in his eyes.  He holds the smoke for a belated beat before blowing … Continue reading

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My First Words

I didn’t speak my first words until I was five.  There were sounds before my big reveal, mostly gargles and warbles and beeps, but nothing that you could really call English.  My parents tried to get me to talk.  They … Continue reading

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