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You Be Frodo

“Todd? What’s that you’re wearing?” “Read in TheTimes this can, you know, spice up a marriage.” His voice is muffled. “So what do you think?” “TheTimes said to wear an Elmo costume to bed?” “Not specifically Elmo. It’s called role … Continue reading

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Peace

512px-Autoscheinwerfer_bei_Nacht_(Langzeitbelichtung)_001They sit and listen and imagine until 12:12 a.m. They both gasp when the minute hand lurches forward. It hits them like a truth revealed for the very first time, every time. They hold their breath and each other’s hands. They watch for headlights to appear around the bend in the highway… Continue reading

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Baptism for the Dead

I blinked the sting from my eyes, gasped for breath, clung to the man’s left arm, lurching to find my balance in the turbulence left in the wake of my plunge. He already raced through the next prayer: “Joanna Gardner for and in behalf of Susan Jones who is dead I baptize you in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost amen”—whoosh!—I was under again… Continue reading

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The Birthday Party

197091151_23e06ecdca_zThey walked along, deer quiet. Little things became big. Birds rustled in the brush. Leaves rubbed together. Crow in the distance. Vincent used his eyes or lips to point, to indicate this piece of sage or that dried brown buckwheat flower. He collected small pieces of plants… Continue reading

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