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Today’s Fire

Haibun Another fire engine races up River Road. Lights flash. A siren wails. A horn blasts. We don’t smell smoke anymore, but a gray haze hangs over the evergreens on the mountains. A two-lane...

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Kronos Got Drunk — Part Nine

Serial Fiction   They seemed to fuse into a giant ball of fur and feathers; clawing and biting and emitting deafening sounds from their maws. In the chaos, I saw the pocket watch rip from...

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Talk 7 – Special

Short Story   We are back where we started. Where is the bear? He is never late. Maybe his parents are in town. Let’s go upstairs, he will have to catch up. This is...

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Altered State – Part Five

Short Story “Doctor Lawrence? Why her?” seethed Karen. Doctor Wilson rolled his eyes and went back to checking the charts. “She’s been working on something in the main lab, so she’s our best bet...

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Spring Recess Reverie

Haibun The essays are graded and packed away. Enjoying my newfound freedom, I sit outside. My right arm, shoulder, and pectoral burn in the sun. A Harley sounds. The sugar maple, where I hung...

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Kronos Got Drunk – Part Eight

Serial Fiction   We sat without speaking for a time. The restaurant was mostly empty. The only sounds were the clink-clink of cutlery on plates and straws being slurped. These were occasionally punctuated with loud, indeterminate...