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Endless September

The light on the screen flickers imperceptibly fast, a refresh rate of 60 hertz. Which means a refresh rate of… Click, clack, click, clack. .016666…


“Internet Outlaw,” “Can’t Write Poetry,” “The Mortals Are My Playthings,” and “Wild West”

Internet Outlaw Robin Hood of the internet Whose name strikes fear Into the hearts of the secret-keepers--- The wind whispers, “Julian Assange” And…


They Must, Part 1

The effervescent waves of distress lurked among the pines, eerily clinging to their needles like a brisk morning's dew. The cool autumn breeze…


Punchline

She had lovely blue pupils; her irises expanded at important times; she had a cat whose name was also Emma with rare golden fur which was the color…


The Story of the Youth Who Went Forth to Learn What Gender Was…and Courage

A certain man married a woman who eventually became pregnant and gave birth to a boy. While the father was delighted to have a son, the woman was…


“The Pursuit of Higher Education,” “No Number,” “The Covenant,” and “The Dead Old Poets Society”

The Pursuit of Higher Education He wrote well Not in great volumes But well, and worth reading Didn’t sell much, to places that paid Didn’t place a…


My Love and Peace Letter to Greyhound, Part 1

Bus 6513, 8:30 PM, January 4, 2011 I was about to embark on a move from Olympia, Washington to Cleveland, Ohio. This situation sounded sticky, but it…


Fiction

My friend Brendan rang. “Anna’s killed herself,” he said. What else could I do but laugh? The regional train was chugging past my platform when he…


A Father’s Worry

Another early morning where the sun is about to rise in the summertime of Lilongwe, Malawi. Two escort drivers, Andrew and Vincent, are about to…


“Fourteen” and “Seventeen”

Fourteen All his life, he'd had a dim awareness of his own stupidity and laziness. From moment to moment, it drew nearer or hung back, like a panther…