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My Love and Peace Letter to Greyhound, Part 5

Bus 1682, 3:20 AM, January 7, 2011---8:30 AM, January 7, 2011 Clenching my asshole closed, shivering, and puffing as quickly away as possible at this…


Crazy Cat Man

Dave has a problem. But he doesn’t think he has a problem. That’s the problem. But Sally knows, because she lives with Dave and his peculiar feline…


The War’s Children

based on the tale “The Water Sprite” by the Brothers Grimm Once upon a time, there was a 15-year-old boy named Charles and his younger sister,…


“In Memory of Randy H.,” “Like This,” and “My Son”

In Memory of Randy H. Hippo---your teenage nickname said, shouted, mumbled, mouthed, breath wandering into the world in the days your orange Cutlass…


The Sound of Music

It was a pain to wake again. To witness scenes and images you couldn't bypass. To hear the sound of static, the shrill sound of metal colliding, and…


January 23rd

Six years. Over 2,000 days, 72 months, and God only knew how many minutes. The world still continued to spin, completely indifferent to the pain and…


Sweethearts

In school, Edward had a huge crush on Torrie. Not high school, no; this story dates back to elementary school. Even back then, she thought he was…


“When Father Knew Best,” “Baby’s First Protest: Uh-Oh,” and “After Seeing Toulouse-Lautrec’s Poster ‘Can-Can'”

When Father Knew Best Monsignor Dugan called us into the hall said, you saw a dirty movie tell your mothers, You must leave Girl Scouts or St. Mary's…


In the Shadow of Watts Towers, Part 2

III. Our principal, Dr. Rawls, was an aloof WASP, choir leader at his San Fernando Presbyterian church, and some sort of alderman in an all-white…


You Can’t Touch Me

The first time you flipped was at a bus stop;             it was dark, the street was…