Photo: "Tram" by Frans Persoon

The Scent of Blond Curls

In the throng for the tram she allows herself to be pushed back again and again and ends up getting on last. Most of the passengers stay near the door but Esther presses her way through the tightly-packed crowd. It is drizzling outside and a layer of droplets glistens on scarves, jackets, people’s … [Read This...]

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Fishes and Time

Fish can drown. Well, they suffocate in water in which there is little or no oxygen dissolved but, technically, water suffocates humans as well. The gills of fish can even process oxygen from the air but the delicate structures dry and are destroyed and then the animal … [Read This...]

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The Bad Sleep

We met Officer Hughes the first day Henry had a “Bad Sleep,” that’s what we call it, because it sounds a lot less menacing than “night terrors.” Henry was about two hours into his nap. I was working out back in the studio when he screamed so loudly that Tabitha Peyton, two doors over, called 9-1-1. … [Read This...]

Weekkly Challenge #48 - "Slowest Bullet"

Reminder

My thighs touch too close for comfort. Hip bones buried in my sides, old handlebars or the bronze gates to a hungry woman. Pull, she says, come … [Read This...]

"Image title" by Vito Grippi

Frank N. Stein

It's true I made you up as I went along. All the more reason, I say, that I should be able to make you go away when I want. But you have proved to … [Read This...]

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