Wind and Rain

1. My lover rides her bike through the wind and rain. Her head is shaved on one side. The hair on the other is jet black and hangs long, wet and stringy. Rain beads on her bright red lips as on a car recently polished. […]

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Thin

Mond thought he was living on the edge because he made his money trading stocks on the thinnest of margins. Despite the volatile risky nature of his work he was bored – perhaps because of the efficiency of his underlings and their machines, maybe because […]

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Appendectomy

The ER in Chadron, Nebraska is crowded. We’ve driven down from the rez because they won’t take a white guy at the IHS hospital. They tell Calvin and Augustine to bring me here. They say I’ll be okay. At least half of the people in […]

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Next of Kin

In the parking lot, I forget that there are other humans on Earth; aware only of my boots in the gravel and the snap of the breeze off the bay slinking its way along the hem of my dress and the sleeves of my jacket. […]

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Aglet

I drape the tie around my collar, the wide end on the right, the small end on the left like the internet video says. I play the video at least three or four times to catch everything the instructor is doing. I’ve never been good […]

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Harriet Goes Outside

Harriet needed to leave the house. It’d been days since she’d so much as stepped off her front porch. Yesterday, while preparing for a walk to Lake Michigan, she noticed, through her bedroom window, a bug climbing the inside of the outside screen. She pulled […]

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Muted

When I walked into the bar at noon, I reconsidered my outfit. I had bought a two-piece skirt set at Target on my way to the apartment that I’d change in: a borrowed space, a secret, its walls hollow and beige. I contorted my body […]

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Merry Sang

Merry sang. She whistled, she hummed, she scatted. Merry played the spoons and the Jews Harp as well as the ukulele, the washboard, the comb and she’d drum on anything and everything. She attached cymbals to her knees, hung a harmonica around her neck, and […]

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Settling in Limbo

Have you ever been so emotionally spent and mentally burnt out that you take an 11pm walk alone without a bra in thin clothes only meant for bedtime looking in the clear windows of a mattress store like it’s a candy shop? A man who […]

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Questions for the Resume Workshop

Is owning a funeral dress something I should list on my resume? As a recent college grad, I’m nervous about finding a job, and I can’t help but wonder what parts of my life are applicable skills that I should be listing on my LinkedIn. […]

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