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A Dog's Life ?

I have a bad habit of taking a walk late in the evening , usually with a close friend of mine.

Yesterday, was one such time. 304 more words


poem-bone bling

“So what happened exactly?”

the students asked,

and I told them about the fall,

casts, surgery, plate, and screws.

“Ha!” one laughed, “That’s perfect for you!” 17 more words



The most sad thing about anxiety is not the crushing, you know, feelings of anxiousness. It’s the fact that anxiety is so commonplace that it’s boring to hear about. 243 more words

What's Missed The Most

Lunch boxes on the boys’ desks, games of hide-and-seek.
Sunday mornings spent reading books with sweet wonderful pop-ups,
the warm flush on my cheeks when he turns around. 223 more words



Garry was working weekends that decade, so whatever stuff happened on Sunday was part of his beat. This particular Sunday, the old catholic cathedral near our condo in Roxbury, was going to host Cardinal Bishop Bernard Law. 862 more words


Short Story: Scum of the City

A short story in the genre of realistic fiction, my favorite. 

I’m taking the RAPD bus that connects downtown Reno to the mall. I swipe my card and say… 295 more words


An Invitation

There’s a gate around my patio; it has a door. Made of wooden slats. When you think about it, you could argue that a door defeats the purpose, or at the very least complicates the concept of a gate. 267 more words

Poetic Prose