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Three Stories PDF E-mail
THE EPIPHENOMENON

    The average man is not what he used to be.  At first, he thinks this is normal.  The average is a function of time and one can reasonably expect to remain average only for so long.  In history’s current predicament the average man is slightly past his prime.  He is fully aware of it.  There is age and decay to consider.  Yet when the average man wakes on a spring morning in a wet season his thought is this: I am not what I used to be.
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The Palindrome PDF E-mail
It was past two o’clock in the morning. The letters on the keyboard were blurred. Her carpal tunnel was aching. Monkey-mind gone wild.
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Rubber-Hose Real Estate PDF E-mail
I gently held Angie's wrist while she tied a lavender, paisley neck tie around her upper arm, slapping and waiting for a vein to emerge.  Our eyes never left each other's, and when that vein bulged she found my soul with her gaze…then I stuck that needle in, soft and slow, pressing the plunger full of Mexican Mud into her irises.
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FOUR RIPPED FROM LIFE PDF E-mail
9:11 AM

The two cleaning ladies describe,

    You workers, nasty.  Uh huh, take a dump at the drop of a

    dime.  Now I bag the little turds up.  I put them on my
    boss’s desk so he knows I’m not bullshitting.  I get ten
    dollars a bag.
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1980: the night of the silk worm PDF E-mail
I pulled my body into new positions, wiped the sweat off myself with the thin sheet, aligned my spine along the cool wall and held the pillow between my legs to keep them from sticking together.
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Gods Awake PDF E-mail
...the young chef had no problem giving his blessings to his young wife to spend Sunday afternoons with the writer, when she would play her violi...
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Man and Dog PDF E-mail
The dog and the man stared at one another as the light of the sun through their living room window turned orange and then pink.
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How to Date a Flying Mexican PDF E-mail
When Conchita finally broached the subject with Moises-about his flying, not marriage-he held up his right hand, palm out to his new love, and corrected her: "I do not fly, mi amor," he said softly. "I levitate."
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FIFTY/FIFTY PDF E-mail
now that s he s having this affair with Rose, her name appears everywhere: Rose owns the street. Overnight Rose has bought the woman out.
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The Commy PDF E-mail
The girl’s mother extended her wrist to the velvet smear of the dotted fabric and whispered:  My dear, you’ve bled through.
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Dachau Idyll PDF E-mail
Our arrival in Dachau was very well received, understandably so. Because of the town’s stigma, they had not been able to get a gynecologist to accept a position there.
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Sea Dreams PDF E-mail
Nice girls, beware. Dirty thoughts are dirty. Safe sex safe sex safe sex.  And monogamy.  And don't dress like a hooker.
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