Author Archives: Jarrett Haley

Jesus Socks

Jesus Socks

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Pete has a pair of Jesus socks, like he can walk on broken glass and not feel a thing. One of them’s really saggy, but they’re both equally powerful.more

January

January

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Death was not what he expected but what did he know?more

Whiskey Sour

Whiskey Sour

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My homeland is where there are mountains, streams and churches. And there it is accepted that the youngest son lives with his parents. I moved out when I was twenty-three. By Armenian standards, I’m a rebel. According to Moscow’s ones, apparently, I’m a freeloader. However, my timid rebellion was as successful as a rebellion itselfmore

Undertow

Undertow

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Something I learned from Robert was what foolishness it is to take yourself out of situations where you might get close to people just so you don’t hurt anyone. Pain is like life.more

You’re Soaking in It

You’re Soaking in It

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I think mostly Dad wanted to let Darla keep Diego because having Diego around just reminded him that Michael wasn’t.more

Two Stories

Two Stories

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Troy’s fingers explore the tender lump on his upper right cheek. “What a night bro,” he says, looking around the train, “What a goddamn fucking night!” A young woman in the seat to his right looks up; his fidgeting has caught the corner of her eye. He smiles at her. “You’re lovely, you know?” he says. She has headphones on and cannot hear him.more

Naked

Naked

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They say don’t tell anybody when you win the lottery, but he wanted everybody to know.more

Everything’s on the Floor

Everything’s on the Floor

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His lazy eye was one of the first things I noticed about him.  One of the first things that made me fall for him, the goofy, romantic bastard.more

Three Essays

Three Essays

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Six weeks after giving birth, one morning Beth lacked the strength to lift a hair dryer. Soon tugging a diaper tab spiked piercing pain. Her immune system assaulted her muscles. A drug cocktail restored her somewhat but with cruel side effects. Meanwhile, a book about the disease offered this on page two: “A good carpenter can extend the doorways in your house to accommodate the wheelchair.”more

Two Stories

Two Stories

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Two new stories from Wilson Koewingmore