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Drinks

Pale blue smoke swayed around the ankles and tentacles of the café’s patrons. The ceiling was schmeared with stars that drifted languidly, illuminating parts of the room and leaving other sections in dusk. A chanteuse sang a sad song as … Continue reading

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An Appointment

The cabbie’s head was a swarm of fireflies and it swayed as he turned to the left. His plethora of eyes insured that he never had an accident. Today had started with clear day rich purple skies, but green clouds … Continue reading

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Task

“What are you doing?” he asked. She scooped up a handful of sand and placed it in the battered bucket next to her. “Cleaning things up,” she replied. He looked around them, there was nothing but sand as far as … Continue reading

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Lost Justice

Standing upon a pile of broken stone and steel, Over Might looked down at his foe, who lay supine at his booted feet. Finally it was over, the years of battling had grudgingly yielded victory. The hero might now know … Continue reading

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But then again…

They sat in that evening in late autumn rain, waiting on a rooftop for the saleryman to emerge from the tube station. Mathis checked her gauss rifle to make sure it was still charged. There was an almost zero chance … Continue reading

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Openings

Opening lines to unwritten stories. With a flourish, she produced the missing file and then clicked “send all.” Sleep eluded him like a dog at bath time. Rain and a broken umbrella made Margaret a prisoner of her condominium. Day … Continue reading

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Six Word O’clock

One ticket or two? Just one… Cat novelist writes. Egtekn873………absahog; 02shfxcmsl. Then what happens? No spoilers please. Beer with friends or whiskey alone. Inspiration arrives unannounced then Irish goodbye. Nature is beauty, mud and bugs. In love, don’t fuck it … Continue reading

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