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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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Short Published Piece: Barely Nude

This 25-word story appeared at Nail Polish Stories in April 2012, where all the story titles also are nail polish color names. Here’s the text and editor’s note: Barely Nude by Ray Sharp The illustrated woman, inked from her neck … Continue reading

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Laundry

SHE IS DRIFTING in the warm lulling roar of the laundromat. She is a writer of erotica, and she has her standards. No vampires, no werewolves, no zombies.  She’s no prude; au contraire, light bondage is just too trendy, has … Continue reading

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On the Steps

He died on the El, and then walked across a rainy sky between tall buildings and over a puddled lawn to Navy Pier. He spent the next week or so – who knows how long it really is when the … Continue reading

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Story Fragment Part 1

Lexi 248.655.CA was dating two Annas, Anna 176.323.RU and Anna 088.499.FR. She tried to keep them straight in her mind by calling Anna FR “Anne,” with one syllable. Lexi loved the small mole on their left cheeks, the fine blonde … Continue reading

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On the Wise Eyed Boat

He was having another lucid dream of flying above his childhood home, following the road out of Merriwood Court toward the school bus stop. This time he was determined to turn south and follow the geese, join a skein and … Continue reading

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LAUNDRY

LAUNDRY By Ray Sharp SHE IS DRIFTING in the warm lulling roar of the laundromat. She is a writer of erotica, and she has her standards. No vampires, no werewolves, no zombies.  She’s no prude; au contraire, light bondage is … Continue reading

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