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"A Girl Moves," excerpt from the novel "Pushing the River"

The call came from Marie one morning: “I need your help,” she said. I have no memory of how to do this. I have no idea how people move from one place to another.” 381 more words

Literary Fiction

Washed up and smoked out

During my absence of seven months it was obvious little changes would’ve occurred in Santa Catalina. Things like a fresh lick of paint on a door here and there, a change of window display in Señor Alvarez’s super mini-hypermercado, or whatever calls his little supermarket these days, even a new postman. 1,566 more words


Beady eyes. Run!

Saw him. There.

Knew those black, soulless, beady eyes were watching.

Darn. Stupid sidewalk crack. Nothing like looking a fool to reinforce the general impression. 291 more words


The De-Compartmentalization Chamber

I like structure. I like life in neat and tidy but separate areas of responsibility, preferably with high fences between. With structure it’s easier to sustain a steady focus, attending to one compartment of life at a time and keeping everything organized and predictable. 442 more words

Spiritual Formation

Take 1: An Excerpt from the Intro to the Untitled Second Novel by Jackson Williams (Draft 1, Scene 3)

and just what do what have here?? So, this is very rough — it’s something old made new (salvaged) for the purpose of my next untitled manuscript. 4,538 more words


Washington's Trans-Pacific Power Play by Ashley Smith + TPP Raises Fears of Global Internet Censoring

Dandelion Salad

by Ashley Smith
April 23, 2014

The U.S. military wants it, and so does Corporate America–which is why we should beware

BARACK OBAMA is headed to Asia for a four-country tour designed to revive diplomatic and economic attention on the region that Washington’s imperial strategists believe is crucial to the future. 3,653 more words


Doomed US Targets China and Russia by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
Writer, Dandelion Salad
East Africa
Crossposted from PressTV
April 23, 2014

US President Barack Obama kicks off his East Asia tour this week with a threat of military aggression towards China at the same time that vice president Joe Biden was stepping up similar provocations to Russia over the Ukraine crisis. 1,123 more words