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White Letters

The clink and clatter of heavy china and silverware underlies a dull roar. Dozens of people talking: aunts and uncles, parents and grandparents,…


A Job for a Ship

Despite the big AIs, the god machine and the mother, JAMBI and Mithene, and the massive, efficient timekeeping systems and schedules these AIs…


6 to 6: A Spiritual Adventure

I am dispatched in my cab to one of Tucson’s many “spiritual retreats.” I feel my chakras squinching up as soon as I pull in. A line of pine trees…


The Great Family

translated by Toshiya Kamei "I'm drunk," he said. "I'm dead drunk." He sounded almost as if he were awarded a Medal of Honor, however modest. He took…


The Seaside Cottage

“Pretty spooky, right?” Weber did not know if Scanlan was talking about the cottage or the many empty houses staring out to sea. The two men stood on…


“Nigh-,” “Night,” and “Playhouse”

Nigh--- was the stage we almost--- started a new life together crafted in a nightly hush--- rushing our verdant minds versing our ardent hearts---…


I Just Wanna Grill: A Meditation in Appreciation of My Morning Jacket’s It Still Moves

It Still Moves by My Morning Jacket (ATO Records, September 2003) A wise man once asked: “Why do the nations rage, and the peoples plot in vain?” Why…


Date Night

Ron says he has a tragic history with women. He goes through stages of blaming himself, of going on and on about where it all went wrong. How he…


Knocking Shop

The building had a drab stairwell, always murky. There were exploitation chambers on all floors of the tenement. Inside these rooms were an array of…


Eggs

My name is Amos. I live in a small town called Experiment. Experiment is located in the state of Georgia. Experiment is located in the United States…