Tag Archives: fatherhood

The Bass

The Bass

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I know I can get better if I want to. Everybody can get better if they want to.   At the Duck Thru the black ladies are talking ‘bout the Bradley man that used to be sheriff in Halifax County. He killed himself yesterday. Melissa’s rescue squad was called out to it. They say hemore

One Hundred Twenty Sunny Nights

One Hundred Twenty Sunny Nights

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Before I left Illinois, I told Julie I needed to do this once, meaning Antarctica, not adultery. More and more I don’t know what I want in this world.more

Peter

Peter

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I don’t believe what they said happened in that Burger King, in that motel room. Whatever was, there must have been a moment when a word, a breath’s work, would have mattered.more

Learning the Pig

Learning the Pig

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“He twisted and rolled the pebble between his fingers, staring straight ahead at the black pig, lying tied to a post sunk in bone grey dirt in the middle of the fieldmore

I Have Always Been Here Before

I Have Always Been Here Before

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“I am scared that some government agency is going to come take the baby away from me. He is not, after all, minemore

Get a Grip on Yourself

Get a Grip on Yourself

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“I grab the stack of mags and settle into the chair, immediately trying not to think about how many other bare asses have sweated in itmore