Category Archives: Fiction

Swan Dive

Swan Dive

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Is it a good sign my girls feel comfortable punching me when I make a bad joke?more

The Vines

The Vines

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The old man died in the doorway of the Fish Shack as we were coming in from a late day of harvesting grapes. more

Relentless

Relentless

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A good Christian boy learns to lie to himself in profound ways.more

Ichi Ni San Shi Go

Ichi Ni San Shi Go

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Ichi…ni…san…shi…go, he says, raising then lowering the puck with each word, each number in Japanese, until he drops it quickly on go like it was a hot coal.more

Curiosity

Curiosity

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I supposed he hated me and tee-ball as much as cats, repeatedly asking “Why don’t you play with a ball of yarn?”more

Townie

Townie

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He wonders how he has become all of these things as he stares into the bathroom mirror, holding his breath so his face has color again. He lets the air out and leans over the sink. He keeps breathing, the sound deep, the feeling and pulse of it so deep that his shoulders tremble.more

Candles And Petals

Candles And Petals

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He was a mama’s boy with a mouth full of trash. more

Soul Survivor

Soul Survivor

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Stones mania adds four more people to a marriage. more

Speaking in Tongues

Speaking in Tongues

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His beady blue eyes flashed over toward me but I was already gone. I was able to make out one phrase he kept repeating over and over though: Forgive me! Forgive me!more

Visitations

Visitations

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It occurred to him to kiss her on her sleeping check, but he couldn’t shake the thought that the gloss of vodka on his lips would leave a permanent sanitized mark, a bleached, diamond-shaped tag that would mar her face for life. So he closed her door and stumbled down the hall to the kitchen to top himself off.more