Category Archives: Fiction

A Balanced View into a New Year.

A New Year’s Perspective: John Steinbeck on Good and Evil, the Necessary Contradictions of the Human Nature, and Our Grounds for Lucid Hope By Maria Popova Speaking of the happy new year, I wonder if any year ever had less … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo Begins: Measuring Space and Time

National Novel Writing Month started yesterday and once again I am on board. I am not at all sure where this novel is headed. I have a vague cast of characters loosely organized tossed out like fortunetellers bones and stones. … Continue reading

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a few short bits with little Einstein on the side.

I 2 sentence story inspired by Edgar Allan Poe Persistent furtive tapping, echoing up from the eternally dark basement, drew me down into the abyssal dankness. Now I wander lost in this subterranean vault, haunted by the unceasing touch of … Continue reading

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Lena Dreams of the Wetlands

Lena hadn’t thought about manatees in several years, but that did not stop her from dreaming about them that night in July. The merganser is the kind of crested duck that will rip your heart out of your living body, and then … Continue reading

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Two Little Notes, A Fictional Concept and A Dream

I am not sure where these two little thoughts came from, but they were written in my notebook by me. You can never go boldly into the land the land of gods: you must slide in unnoticed or fall in … Continue reading

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We Are All Strangers, We Are All Learning to Be Human: Short Fiction by Miranda July

I just finished reading “No one belongs here more than you” by Miranda July. These stories, written in a naïve style much like Richard Brautigan but with Raymond Carvers perceptive gaze, are about the desperation and exasperation of isolated human beings, as I … Continue reading

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A Work in Progress #5: Somewhere East of the City

As I was not able to meet my friend the next day, I remember a conversation with a shaggy young grad student who had cornered me at an informal literary  function. “Man, you gotta get out in the country around … Continue reading

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