johnshade

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I have 139 stories published in 11 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 129673 times and 115 of my stories have been cherry picked.

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Waves

A morning spent in the sea, rough-scissored fringe of the crowded Spanish beach, kids screaming and jumping with me into each new wave. So freaky...
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Treehead

Nothing grows this far, this fast Extrusion of nerves, axons, veins Ramifyiyiyiyiyiying Branching and branching From the stem of my brain Scraping...
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慈 — Compassion

— And they say money can’t buy happiness! Plato wasn’t sure how well the two-headed boy understood his witticism (the language barrier struck him in...
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不敢為天下先 — Daring not to be first in the world

The Vizier — a small man of ever-growing consequence — watched with relish as his towering rival began to shrink in his chair. The tall man’s...
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Makeup

Her eyelashes were gummed together in twos and threes by mascara. Thick black eyeliner traced very closely the curve of her eyelids, running through...

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