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Guy With A Camera

22 April 2010 JohnU 0

You don’t trust the guy with the camera.  The angle of his head.  The way he leers.  The way he holds his camera like a […]

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Mad Shadows

21 April 2010 JohnU 0

That night in April, Carl fell into shadows. Before that night, Carl lived a relatively simple life.  He had a wife, Lisa, who cared for […]

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Key

20 April 2010 JohnU 0

He has a key. It’s a nice key, heavy enough, a solid chunk of brass so old it’s almost black.  It tingles in his hand.  […]

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Me and the Magic Beans

19 April 2010 JohnU 0

You might not believe in magic beans.  Doesn’t matter.  Jack believed in them, and he grew a beanstalk.  So when I got my hands on […]

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Armando Luis Salazar

18 April 2010 JohnU 2

He wakes atop a fresh grave in the rain.  He’s muddy and achy, and he can barely see through the gloom.  Fortunately, there’s the near […]

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Poison

17 April 2010 JohnU 0

The poison spread quickly.  The man, barely more than a child, staggered at the edge of the bar.  Anyone seeing him assumed it was alcohol.  […]

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Bestiary

16 April 2010 JohnU 0

The creature struck the city forty-five minutes before rush hour, in full daylight, whilst everyone toiled at work and dreamed of the beers they’d soon […]

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Twirling: A Mostly True Story

15 April 2010 JohnU 0

The bar: modern day’s answer to a philosophical need.  Plans are plotted, relationships dissected, futures thwarted, pasts forgotten, and friends made, met, or lost. There’s […]

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Ray

14 April 2010 JohnU 0

The sun is in a constant state of explosion, deluging us with its solar wings and cosmic rays. The sun will burn you to a […]