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Monthly Archives: September 2013

Reading Email on the Weekends

“Shi*!” I turned around. The guy next to me had pulled his phone out of his dufflebag and was staring at it with a frown. “That can’t be good,” I said. He looked at me and shook his head and put his phone back into the dufflebag which he put into his locker. “No,” he […]

Walker and Laura

The groomsmen stood under blue skies with a Gulf breeze blowing. Their shoes were spotless and shiny. Thin black stripes ran up the legs of their dress pants. They wore slate-blue ties and creme-white shirts under black suit coats. The sun of the late afternoon lit their faces where they stood solemnly with their hands […]

Madeline

The listing said that the unit was empty. And the original asking price was very interesting, although later in the day price bumped up. Still, we were curious, so we went to take a look. Unit 4 was at the end of the complex in the dark shade of some Live Oak trees. It was […]

Jen and Tonics Day 1

Ten years ago we ran around the track, we ran up hills, we did sprints, and we ran long runs on the trails and up to Far West before sunrise in the summer. The coach was lousy. The workouts were fine, I suppose, and I trained harder than I ever had before (although as for […]

Spider and Bees

1. A Spider There was a spider on the leaf. A tiny green one with huge green claw-like front legs. It sat motionless¬†on a leaf as we watched. It sat motionless even as we approached. I pointed at it, but it did not move until I crossed some threshold just millimeters away from that tiny […]

Melons and Peppers and Tomatoes

So we stood in the backyard again today, watching the weather in the east. We watched the dark clouds part and drift to the north and south of us. We watched blue sky open overhead while thunder rolled somewhere in the west where it was undoubtedly raining hard. In full sun, tantalizing raindrops fell from […]

It Passed Us

“Come look. You have to see this,” she said.¬† There was a band of green on the map. And then yellow. And then orange. And red. The color splotch marched across her computer screen from east to west. It was coming right at us. “Hey, you took my place,” she later complained when I sat […]

As It Was, So It Is

He sat on the other side of the bookshelf. He had red hair and shining eyes. He was fit and tall and walked with confidence and certainty as he came and went. There was a poster on the wall above his desk. It had an F-16 fighter in some kind of banking turn or attack […]