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King

A wealthy king visits a remote village, called Carnaliton, just outside of his kingdom. As he spends his time there, he develops a liking toward the…


Sleep Aid

Another night. I just smoked two cigarettes in less than an hour and I’m feeling bad because that means I’m getting back on the horse. In winter,…


I Am a Witness to Power, What Am I

Take me in hand, I await the journey of your inner thoughts, your love, rage, and your fears obedient to your command. I anticipate the things I will…


Reading Lovecraft on the Beach

I was eighteen and fresh out of high school. A group of us, about eight boys and six girls, went to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for our "senior…


By the Bay, By the Bay, By the Beautiful Bay, Part 1

I lived on Potrero Hill not far from a grand Victorian owned by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. In a little closet I slept, rented from an activist who drank…


“Befriending the Horse,” “The Loneliest Place on Earth,” and “Broken Beautiful”

Befriending the Horse Feelings are like A bucking horse ---You once read--- They pull you This way and that, But, says the author You mustn’t shy…


We Were a Cowboy

"What then is the Unknown? It is the limit to which the Reason repeatedly comes." --- Sören Kierkegaard, Philosophical Fragments We’re fallin’. We’re…


Among the Creatures of the Night

Detective Krauss sits in front of his laptop, finger poised over the mouse button, ready to open an email. The email contains a department-wide…


I Was Gonna Kill Myself But Then I Missed My Train

It’s my last day on earth The way my body teeters Tells me that this is it The earth’s rotation is too much For my meager existence I am crooked like…


Brooch, Part 2

IX. The base of the hill turned out to be extremely dense. The tractor driver barely managed to take off several feet of soil. It was barely worth…