Category Archives: Fiction

Love—

Love—

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Five years I had tended to an increasingly severe depression. It had no identifiable beginning. Or if it did, we were not aware of it. The liveliness of her manner dimmed in a strange progression. Her highs were always attaining the same height, but her lows found newer and newer depths. Until the highs became a tolerable apathy, then nothing. more

I Hope You Know I Love You, Even Though

I Hope You Know I Love You, Even Though

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…even though you like to win; even though you tricked me, telling me it would just be the two of us, but when we got to the restaurant, Georgia was there (and though it was the first time I ever saw her, I recognized her, her smile as sharp as a hook)…more

March into the Interior

March into the Interior

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A brief glimpse into the thoughts and life of the teenage son of a billionaire manufacturer as he accompanies his father to work for the annual “bring your children to work” day.more

The Gods of Men

The Gods of Men

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There were movies, of course. And there were the photos and videos from the various wars his football coach had shown them in history class. It was a different thing, though, to smell it. To put your hands on the flesh of the dead.more

Metaphors Toward ________________

Metaphors Toward ________________

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A boy undergoes a series of transformative dental surgeries.more

Worlds Away

Worlds Away

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The rifle waited inside and for the first time indoors, I lifted it in my hands. That’s eight pounds of life and death, my father had told me in the woods. Aim careful. Shoot clean. I ran a thumb over the safety, and elected to keep it in place. I figured if the fat man came back, I could release it first. One last warning. more

Packed White Spaces

Packed White Spaces

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More people gather around the Washer-Dryer. Allen is at the center of the group, holding up the white leather pants. See, he’s shouting, no damage. None! They’re as good as new, even better.more

Merry Xmas, OK?

Merry Xmas, OK?

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This year Chappy resolved to show his daughter what Christmas was all about. They’d do it together, like a real goddamn family.more

Good at Finding

Good at Finding

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I can still hear her sayin’, “Why you want to clean up after people’s dirty selves. Not too much pride in that.”more

Doing Something is Better Than Doing Nothing

Doing Something is Better Than Doing Nothing

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…nobody else volunteered to be the first-aid instructor’s victim after that. But victims they became, nonetheless.more