Tag Archives: Work

Crane and Hoist

Crane and Hoist

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Poor Joe Riggs. Time has slowed to a deceptive taffy-stretch for him while he waits for rescue.more

Homer Postcard & Victim of a Crime

Homer Postcard & Victim of a Crime

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“You should see this piece of land I have,” he said. “Most days, it’s just me and the dog out there, and it’s beautiful.” It was the last thing I heard him say before he said goodbye. He was building a house. When he got back from six weeks in Portland it would be fall approaching winter, and even if he paid somebody to keep his worksite clear of snow, what kind of shape would he be in, working in the cold? more

RYAN W. BRADLEY

RYAN W. BRADLEY

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So I’m a sucker for reading too much into an author’s bio. Example A: “Ryan W. Bradley has pumped gas, painted houses, swept the floor of a mechanic’s shop, worked on a construction crew in the Arctic Circle, fronted a punk band, and more.” Give me a bio that includes “worked construction in the Arcticmore

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

Kings

Kings

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Those gnarled and arthritic hands, back now bowed like the hooked end of a gaffe, his dad once seemed like the most powerful man in the world.more

A Life on the Road

A Life on the Road

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“On my right is a steep embankment, on my left an open lane. Ahead of me is the grill of a Ford pickup coming head-onmore

King’s Man

King’s Man

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“But after it gets bad and then worse, your body stops trying to send you warning signals. It stops trying to tell you that something’s wrongmore

The Double

The Double

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“I know I shouldn’t stop the cab, I should just keep on driving, but I need the cashmore

Confessions from a Dark Wood

Confessions from a Dark Wood

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“At the time of my father’s death, I temped at an internet porn company named Purv which specialized in the niche of industrial machine porn. They were the masters of mechanizedmore

Necklace

Necklace

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“Pruitt began drilling holes in the enamel and beading the teeth into a necklace and wearing the necklace to workmore