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Loose Stitch, 1991

Loose Stitch, 1991

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It was a clear vision, a desire to be changed by something. more

Rescuing Jacobi

Rescuing Jacobi

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Saturday, 3:20 PM. The woods behind school. Our plan to get stoned hits a snag when Danny and I happen upon a four-foot-deep hole, and stand peering down at our teacher, Mr. Jacobi, immobile at the bottom. An evil, booze-infused smell fills the air.more

Fourth and Inches

Fourth and Inches

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He still woke up with blood in his mouth, the taste of the mouthguard, turf, the smell of someone’s cleat or the stink of pads or a jockstrap, and the blood was real. Still woke up as if he were under that pile of bodies, fourth and inches on that game-winning drive.more

Domestic Punk

Domestic Punk

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Welcome to the bubbling river idiot. Welcome to all idiots upon the river. It’s the day on which the bodies will be buoys in their tubes.more

Belonged to Someone

Belonged to Someone

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And the void opened up in my mind, a vast blankness at the edge of a bright red line of boundary, and I didn’t fully understand.more

Gable Massey Makes a Movie

Gable Massey Makes a Movie

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He wanted to make a movie about love… He didn’t know when to turn the camera off.more

April

April

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When her grandfather died April told June that she hated being his granddaughter but it was what she had always been and June said, you will always be rich and I will always be poor and April said, yes, funny isn’t it to think we used to think we could change all that.more

One Hundred Knives

One Hundred Knives

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I made a rule in the old apartment not to answer the phone during exercise time, but this was a new house, my house. I make a new rule, pull the phone out.more

Ralphie is a Good Boy

Ralphie is a Good Boy

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Ralphie is a good dog. We say “Good boy!” and “Good doggie!” because Ralphie can wait patiently for his turn to eat. Ma says, “Patience is a virtue.”  So when Ralphie waits patiently by the table for us to be done, Ma lets him clean up the scraps. Ralphie is a Golden Lab. He ismore

The Long (But Not Inappropriate) Goodbye

The Long (But Not Inappropriate) Goodbye

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The door to my office burst open and in walked a blonde. A blonde to make a bishop kick a hole in a stained-glass window. Let me say for the record that the bishop in question, well, he/she/they needs/need to get a grip on him/herself/themselves, maybe get some counselling. I have a number he/she/they canmore