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Josep+Paloma

Paris is Raining Water is raining down Montmartre, rivulets leaking to the Seine. Josep feels like a martyr, the slow torture of wet feet. The stitching of his leather shoes is rotting; that’s the kind of winter it has been. … Continue reading

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The Obituary Writer

Chapter 1 It was the kind of small town, and the kind of small-town newspaper, where people still read the obituaries. And he was the last real obituary writer; instead of replacing him, they turned the job over to funeral … Continue reading

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A drabble is a 100-word short fiction piece

And here’s one I had published last year at “The Drabble” WordPress site. I have a new one going up there today, was looking for it, couldn’t find it yet, and saw this one from the summer… Enjoy (opens in … Continue reading

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Metaphorically

There was no one to tell when he realized he had built his life piece by patient piece like a ship in a bottle. It was quite a thing to put on a shelf and admire, but he was never … Continue reading

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Decadence

The irresistible attraction of the shimmer of evil was his mantra, wedged between his conscious and unconscious minds, between his essential self and the world around him like a thin latex sheath, a kind of mental prophylaxis, and he could … Continue reading

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