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The Islands Tell of It, Chapter 10: There Came a Lull

As Wyla and I concentrated our efforts on researching all we could on the IndyMerck facility of Saxony, there appeared to be two weeks of no victims…


On Rain

Remember when I told you I thought good happened when it rained? I still kind of believe that. Rain cleans us---it's water falling from the sky to…


Radiation Ridge

Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.” --- Proverbs 22:15 Born neither rich nor poor,…


“You Looked Better in the Thumbnail,” “Time-Out,” “Indefinite You,” and “Ship”

You Looked Better in the Thumbnail A rainy Saturday spent staring at the webpage listing the world population growing all the time. Hardly able to…


6 to 6: The Double

132 West Jacinto, Apartment 6 I pull my cab up to 132 West Jacinto and park. Rosalita Morales is 23 years old. She has big, lumpy formations on her…


Doppelgänger Dark, Part 2

A free pass to go dark, so how dark do I go? How do I get to the dark web, is it that bad, seriously, what's there that I haven't already seen on the…


Long-Term Value

"The price of anything is the amount of life you're willing to pay for it." --- Henry David Thoreau Peter Stubbins had grown up around antique…


“3PM and Now,” “Small Purple Hands,” and “Your Invective of a Thousand Failings”

3PM and Now I finally got out of bed At around 3PM. I checked the phone. No one called. One junk mail text. I hadn’t eaten in almost a day And my…


Continuum

Beyond the cracked sidewalk and the telephone pole with layers of flyers in a rainbow of colors and the patch of dry brown grass, there stood a…


The Endless Fence

Harvey didn’t know why he was scaling the fence that bordered the amphitheater. He had an uncontrollable urge to climb and to keep stepping higher…