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He Do Everything Big

He Do Everything Big

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They pinch and prod him. Children ask to feel his muscles. Women run their hands on his chest, feeling the shape and firmness—something none of them have ever felt in their own men. They giggle like high school girls. Beau smiles and nods and hugs and says “yes sir” more times than Anna Carol can count.more

Rafters

Rafters

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The old timers stare stony faced from behind our bench, and I think they are frozen in place for a moment, amidst a sea of people threatening to crash down onto the court and drown us all.more

Cutting

Cutting

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I found my father’s bed at the end of the corridor. A nurse held his pallid arm up to the light. She adjusted one of the tubes and lowered his arm back to his side. In the neighboring bed, a man older than my father was connected to beeping monitors. He followed me with his eyes. Landis and my mom turned their heads as the nurse walked out.

“What are you doing here?” asked Landis.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

Plenty of Time, Yet

Plenty of Time, Yet

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“Before I knew what I was doing, I chucked the banana. A lifetime of frustration with this team boiled over in that instantmore

One Hundred Michael Jordans

One Hundred Michael Jordans

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“These Michael Jordans are not meant to see a baseball game. They will not have shoes made in their honor. Their bodies are just an impression made of flesh, pressed out in petri dishesmore

Cheer-Bleeding

Cheer-Bleeding

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Making cheerleading a sport can at least reduce the existential sting of skull traumamore