Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
HOLIDAY GIFT IDEA
|Show & Tell|
Photographer William Greiner presented writers with a trio of photographs, asking that they choose one on which to base a story. Twenty-eight photographs and some 46,000 words later, the collaborative results make up his new book, which includes pictures from six of the themes that have marked his career to date: Picturing People, UKOK, Cruise, Baton Rouge Blues, Oh Augusta, and Snapshot.
Sunday, December 01, 2013
Thursday, September 12, 2013
PAM THOMAS "Adam"
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really early sunday morning
Wind. Trees. Cold air.
The whirring of the wheels and the staccato rhythm of the trees slipping by lulls him into a kind of trance. Even though it usually takes him about twenty minutes, tonight it feels like time is standing still. So, he pedals harder.
The tops of the trees. He knows the way by........
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Wednesday, September 11, 2013
LLOYD STEIN "Woman in Red Dress"
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Woman in Red Dress
In Los Angeles, anybody can be somebody....and most nobodies are somebody, but not necessarily anybody somebody would care to know.
Which explains why I'm standing at the front door of Dee Turnell.
Where I live in west Los Angeles, people go out of their way to look normal--even the celebrities--but Dee stuck out of the crowd. With her bold outfits, ruby-red lipstick, and perfectly coifed hair, she is impossible to miss, and I knew I had to meet her.
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Tuesday, September 10, 2013
SIGERS STEELE (Shanteka Sigers) "You'll Almost Miss the Whole Thing"
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You'll Almost Miss the Whole Thing
I have learned that right before you die, your life does not flash by in a calming series of well-lit visuals.
That's not how it happens. You'll be afraid. You'll be trying to scramble to grab more life.
You'll be distracted and annoyed by all these "things" your mind is trying to show you. Imagine you've been hit by a ........
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Monday, September 09, 2013
RENEE ROSEN "The Plateau"
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Marla dreads Friday mornings. Even more than Monday mornings. Friday mornings have become judgment day, and yet her reward for success is only more punishment; more sacrifice, more restrictions, more rules imposed upon her. Still, she knows it's best to face this on Fridays rather than coming off an overindulgent weekend. So, after flushing the toilet, she slips her terrycloth robe off her shoulders, wrestles out of her nightgown and underwear. Taking a deep breath, she steps........
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Friday, September 06, 2013
JEFF ROEDEL "Lie If You Have To"
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Lie If You Have To
I'm inside the steam room, too, sitting on the hot cedar, trying to keep their inane anecdotes out of my head, waiting for Elise- Elise with the face I can't forget--staring at a wall of white and expecting to die all over again.
What if he killed them all? Imagine the lawsuits. We could feed a legion of estate attorneys for decades. And the thank-you cards, too. Imagine those. A tsunami of them sent in secret and signed by a brigade of trust-fund babies flush with lust and life insurance checks.
What about Julien with her......
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Thursday, September 05, 2013
PAT PIPER "Unfinished Business"
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He hears his stubble rubbing against the speaker of the phone. The other side rings. Be home. Be home. Be home.
The line picked up. A voice on the other end. "Hello?
There was a long pause. "What? Holy shit."
He rubs his bearded chin back and forth on the speaker, deliberately now. Thinking. Thinking.Thinking.
"What now?" The voice asked.
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Wednesday, September 04, 2013
JOE MOORE "The Balcony"
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I looked down from the balcony and wondered if she remembered me. Earlier when we passed in the hotel lobby, our eyes met, and for a second I was sure of it. Even as she walked beside him, her gaze held onto mine long enough to ignite a distant memory.
I'm positive she........
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Tuesday, September 03, 2013
JOHN RAMSEY MILLER "A Blur of Motion"
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A Blur of Motion
John Ramsey Miller*
Eva took a seat on a bus bench near the busy street and settled in for the wait. Her age-knurled fingers trembled as she removed an ancient piece of paper from her purse. A faded silver photograph showcased a teenaged couple. Taken forty years earlier, their soft smiles were a counterpoint to their stiffly formal wedding outfits.
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Friday, August 30, 2013
JENNY MILCHMAN "Blue Tattoo"
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The street had emptied out and lights from neon signs and streetlights glared against the overhead shop doors, which had at long last been drawn down. Perhaps a bar or two would remain open on this block, but that was it. Claire paused in the middle of the asphalt. The street was choked by cars parked on either side, so she walked in the middle. She could've been strolling down a country lane, but she was in the lower intestines of.........
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Thursday, August 29, 2013
PAT McGUINNESS "Akmi"
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As the firing squad pointed their rifles, Akmi thought of Starbucks. He was always cold like a mother-fucker and thought a venti mocha would be nice right now, though he had never had one before. He'd never even had the pleasure to walk into a Starbucks, winner of many awards for environmental design. Such a good place! But the thought of a perfectly roasted, sustainably harvested coffee and sweet chocolate together, served hot by a well-trained but still liberated young barista who could.........
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Wednesday, August 28, 2013
MARI KORNHAUSER "What Happened Was"
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What Happened Was
Okay. What happened was I went to buy cigarettes. Took the car, can't walk anywhere from this shithole.
Leave "shithole" out. Just say "can't walk anywhere from here". Anyway, when I got back, didn't realize he was......
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