Category Archives: Stuff… cuz I like to write stuff!

Jesús of Nazareth

John the Baptist is just preparing to wade out into the water. A crowd of people have gathered on the bank, awaiting baptism by water. Jesús, who looks suspiciously like Cheech Marin in a robe,  pushes past the crowd, and … Continue reading

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Last Whisper for Marian

This post contains some language and imagery that might be considered uncharacteristically sexually explicit for me. Some time ago, I left a comment for Marian Green in response to a beautiful and inspiring post of hers called Whisper. What I … Continue reading

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Blind Date

Author’s note: This won’t really make sense unless you read the prompt first. Click the pic… “When are we going to get to meet her, Mark?” Denise asked. “Did you do it all night long?” Ty joked. “Shut up,” Mark snapped, … Continue reading

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Cuento de Palabras

In the mountains of Peru, long ago, there was a young man named Pahuac, born with a simple gift. His heart spoke to him. From the time he was a little boy, he spoke many wonders, and in time, the … Continue reading

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The Man Who Emptied the Sea

N THE TIMES… when the sea was rich, and the world was no longer so new and all, All-the-Crab-that-is played the play the Eldest Magician had given them because of the gift that the Man’s own best beloved little girl-daughter … Continue reading

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Inspiration

Ravenous, inspiration finds me. Hidden deep beneath the ice of yesterday’s tears, Bête Noire skillfully hunts its prey. I huddle still, frozen by my terror of the words themselves, and it smells my fear. Teeth of raw emotion tear at my … Continue reading

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Night of the Living Dead

October 31st, for most people, is a night of frightful festivities. Houses are decorated, Jack-o-lanterns are lit, costume parties are in full swing. Witches, bumble bees, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles roam the streets, pillaging doorstep after candlelit doorstep for … Continue reading

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Life on Mars

Kiri bent her arm down carefully, slowly and deliberately to the dirt in her new back yard. The important purpose of her mission raced in her veins, filling her with pride. I must let base know I’ve begun, she thought. … Continue reading

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Practice Makes Perfect

Smiles had twisted her dimples into view countless times. Tears had washed her cheeks as many. Meaningless gestures of emotion, Ruby thought. Hours she had practiced them in the mirror. Hours over years, wrenching expression from the bowels of apathy, … Continue reading

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Twenty-Seven

On January 14th, Adam Drake at 1 Story A Week posted a story called Most Guys, in which his protagonist (now lovingly named Adam), promised his date, Emma, that third dates with him were epic. I suggested it would be fun … Continue reading

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