Archive for July 2017

Escape

Five people, plus me. Two, I know. I’m cuffed to one of the strangers. The door shuts. The clock starts. We’ve got an hour. It’s a classroom. Desks lined up, homework on the blackboard. American poets stare at me from a poster. Robert Frost knows I haven’t read his stuff. The escape door’s different from…

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Chime

Windchimes. So many people love them. So few know what they really are. The ringing stings. No matter how many times I get called to a gig, it takes a couple seconds for the crap feeling to pass. Eventually, I shake it off and look around. Big house. Suburban. Wealthy. But then, it usually is.…

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Memory

Murky Clock

“What’ll it be, miss? Sunset? Island vacation?” “Nothing like that. I want to browse the back room.” I can tell I’ve shocked him. “What? A nice girl like you?” I force myself to meet the salesman’s eyes. “I’ve got money. Cash.” I slide the bills across the counter before I can change my mind. The…

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