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Among the IV Trees

Among the IV Trees

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Moonie laughed. “You made an appointment to give blood on the day after St. Paddy’s. After taking the day off, telling me we were gonna watch hoops all day. Go fuck yourself, appointment to give blood.”more

Everyone I Know Has a Brother Who Drowned in an Icy Lake Outside Winnipeg

Everyone I Know Has a Brother Who Drowned in an Icy Lake Outside Winnipeg

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When I ask people who haven’t (I’m forced to assume yet) told me about their own brothers whether it seems as though a lot of brothers have been drowning in icy lakes outside of Winnipeg lately, their eyes widen and they say “You know, now that you mention it, it does seem that way.” more

Two Stories

Two Stories

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Every interview amounted to the same thing. They began with a group of teens going to the bluffs to party, soak up the sun, drink, and make out. Until someone stopped talking, their eyes drifting off, looking defeated, and then dashing off the cliff.more

The Brothers Sabatino

The Brothers Sabatino

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The story of a man destined to be damned.more

Block Party

Block Party

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Will and Alex watch the block party through their bangs and Alex says that they should just leave and catch the next train into Boston, like, who would notice, look at them, they’re all so absorbed in their own shit.more

Undiscovered Country

Undiscovered Country

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It is early evening when I pull up to the greenhouse. There is a certain way the light is when it has been raining for days in late May and then at last the clouds break. They are still there, the clouds, the air is still damp, but this light is soft, soft, and it is on my private list of precious things.more

His Love Has Forgotten Him So He Flew to El Paso

His Love Has Forgotten Him So He Flew to El Paso

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He was shirtless with his gut hanging out over his gym shorts, white hair so thick on his chest you might mistake him for a polar bear if the climate weren’t all wrong. To top it all off, the sonavabitch reeked of sweat and gasoline.more

The Long Haul

The Long Haul

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He cooked with a cigarette tucked behind his ear and a can of Coors in his left hand and whisper-sang Van Halen songs with sexual innuendos that completely eclipsed mine and Joelle’s comprehension. more

Octopus

Octopus

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I realized by using the high notes of the chords as a melodic line, and by the right harmonic progression, I could play what I heard inside me. That’s when I was born. – Charlie Parker   WITHOUT A TRACE Entering into the murky depths only one word comes into click click focus: Gone Gone Gonemore

Valesco

Valesco

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Love is killing the competition.more