Category Archives: Observations

Show Stopper

The red tulips were, at first, hidden in the weeds and shrubs next to the train tracks. This tangle of brush, all muted browns and dull greens, had taken over the steep slopes in a forgettable arrangement of plant life that blurred … Continue reading

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Savage Fairies

The kids spilled onto the yard, pastel colored shirts flashed down the porch stairs and disappeared from view. Then the creaking of their trampoline and the steady appearance and disappearance of their tiny heads as they propelled each other higher, their … Continue reading

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Knock Knock. Who’s There? Dead Bodies and Rock Band

An unusual craving for vodka settled in on my tongue until I finally succumbed and poured myself two shots worth. Olives bobbed among the ice while I rotated the drink in my hand. Stinging, sterilizing my throat, the alcohol scratched … Continue reading

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Scrolling, Typing, Texting to 1984

No time to write, no time to remember. Let them keep the memories for you. The small details stored away with quick and easy access. No mess, no papers, nothing to hold in your hand. Easy access, though, if you … Continue reading

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Jumping Off of Hunt’s Bridge

We would always make him jump first. Standing, shivering, on the cold metal ledge of the bridge we would watch him jump and fall down, down, down into the swirling, muddy water of the Nishnabotna River. Continue reading

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A Very Important Letter

Dear ______,

I really think you should stop under-estimating yourself and have the confidence to really go for what you want in life. Continue reading

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Summer Stream of Consciousness

And her skirt is too short. Legs, shiny with sweat and lotion, glide through the thick air, flecks from the pavement sticking to her slender calves. I envied her thighs but finished my M&M McFlurry anyway. Continue reading

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