Cherrypicked stories

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Solo

With friends like these...
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Idyll

Idyll Mr. Lymph and Mrs. Gusset subsist on a Diet of Worms, discussing Luther till the cows come home in a chalet of seagrass, Bibles, false teeth,...
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The Haruspex

The Haruspex He makes little parcels of his dirty clothes, wrapping his pastel shirts around the dark, discarded jocks and socks, as though he were...
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Secret layers

Find me pull off the layers Flimsy skin of cigarette papers Its only the secrets which conceal me
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I Remember...

writing exercise...
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Questions Of Ashland

Karl's Remember Biz
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Oldest friend

My goldfish died today. He was twenty nine. When I was six I'd wanted a donkey someone to hug bigger than me but the ripple of fluid bright sparkles...
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Deep in the Woods

Such unpleasant things can happen in the country...
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I Remember

I remember sun soaked grass seeds blown down the racetrack of a school field, where colour surrounds too bright white light of a June
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An art to being

On the coldest morning of my life I left a club And walked out to face the frost. In the chill it was an empty earth; My footsteps crackled, I caught...
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Ilegable book

Your head is like a book. It holds many pages, Filled with memories, Thoughts, Feelings. To open this book, And to actually understand, Is a huge...
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Sunny afternoon in english

The Sun Lighting up every corner Turns up the heat Shorts and T-shirts at the ready Lazy Too hot to do anything Red faces Inability to concentrate...
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Lianne

I saw her in a room without windows whispering smoke into an ashtray three glasses smeared with bloody lipstick empty near her elbow Waiting for...
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Dead phone

punishment to fit the crime
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Van K.

The actor and playwright, Van K., asked me to loan him a copy of Amiri Baraka's poetry anthology. It's a signed copy, I said. Van K. smiled, vowed to...
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Very Much So

I remarked how she seemed to enjoy her meals so fully. She replied, "Yes, as brief as they are." I then remarked how I'd like to be able to do the...
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Clouds Over The Moon

a Semi auto-biography of my childhood
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City of Chances

Friday night and the streets of Central London are saturated with the heavy scent of perfumed rain.I'm tired and lashed with the kind of British...
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Heavy

Heavy I've got a weight of fears Resting on my shoulders I've got a bag of childhood dreams Weighing me down now that I'm older I've got pressure...
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Woman's Fear

A Woman's Fear When we were on vacation in San Francisco a dirty woman covered with many layers of sweatshirts, so many layers that she appeared...

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