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The Wild Cry of the Night

A dazzling parade 20 feet high marched along the boulevard into the far distance. LED street lights cut through the winter’s dark, a cold harsh glare…


“Rescuing London,” “Out and About,” “The London Connection,” and “Every Moment”

Rescuing London We were visiting, The rescue shelter, Because the older child, Loves animals, And wanted to visit, It was a, Sort of, Birthday…


A Bionic Widow Drives in the Rain

If I cry, the road ahead blurs and I may cause harm to myself and others. The twisted ribbon of Route 25A winds along the Long Island Gold Coast and…


“Birthday,” “Who Said You Deserved an Easy Time?,” “Liberty Cap,” and Other Poems

Birthday I knew you’d drowned in the river And was sorry that you did Your picture everywhere ‘Please come home’ Out celebrating a milestone Reports…


Boots and the Man

After packing a wet towel and a bottle of water in a small sack, Kurt drove to the arboretum in my car. I had driven to his apartment after my last…


How Blank Can You Get?

The blankness is all pervading. Attempted resistance only strengthens it. Example: staring at my bookshelf. A well-intentioned cousin gave me Marbles…


On Grifting

I’ve been fairly fortunate in being able to write and put out work consistently through many channels. I’ve sold rights to short stories, I’ve had…


“Super-Woman,” “For Nay, Elizabeth Nay Williams,” and “Siamese Twins”

Super-Woman I found my mom in the kitchen cooking, she has spent a 5th of her life in the kitchen, if you thoroughly count all of the minutes; the…


Prisoner of the Pills

The first of the day's light brightened the edges of the window. She had watched for most of the night, through the darkest hours. The new pills had…


“Of Amber Have You Heard?,” “The Weakness of the Ages,” and “Rakes and Reminiscences”

Of Amber Have You Heard? If that was your last sight… if she was your last view… it would also be your first. You could go, contented that you forced…