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The Road Home

The Joni Mitchell song was playing in his head when he stepped out of the car onto the highway. The salt lick – it was for her cows, she’d said, but he thought it might be laced with LSD – … Continue reading

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Box of Leaves

It was after one of their crying jags, when the Kleenex pile grew in the middle of the floor in between their holding each other and talking, that he made a fist and touched her softly in the middle of … Continue reading

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Intention and the Desire to Write

You say you “want to write,” but what is your intention? At your age, you’ll need to consider and weigh every move against how long it will take to get there, with how much effort, who will be there at … Continue reading

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One Thing

He only did one thing well. This new medication, it – went to his head. In the coffee shop he tapped out a sequence on the table, tappity-to-tap-to-tappity-to-tap, until he got it right. Those people were looking but he had … Continue reading

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The Challenge of Finishing an Erotic Story

It was 1994, and the young man was “in a state,” as they say, with no girlfriend and no access to pornography. So he decided to write his own fantasy. Herein illustrates the problem of writing erotica for yourself when … Continue reading

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Island – 4

Long legs stretched glinting with sun, his hand feeling the downy rising up, up till he found the sweet mound and yes, he knew there was no hair, this girl-mound situated between the legs of a woman, opened furtive touch … Continue reading

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Island – 3

It was the kind of thing someone would do on a deserted island, this magical totem structure built smack in the middle of the beach. There was no one around. David had walked far from the parking lot at the … Continue reading

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