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The Light

“You murdered your son?” The killer’s name is Samuel Kaine and the muscles in his jaw bunch behind his once ginger beard. He is thinking through his answer. Tabitha can see him circling the same lie he’s been using for decades while undressing her with his hungry angry eyes. Tabitha is not very noticeable underContinue reading “The Light”

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A Bit Different and Nothing the Same

He sets his alarm for six on the weekend. He likes to get an early start on things. Even on Saturday. Coffee and a cigarette is the third part to Tony’s wake up ritual. The first part is a cigarette while laying in bed listening to the traffic work its way south on Broadway. HeContinue reading “A Bit Different and Nothing the Same”

One More for the Road

Why do you even bother wiping shaving cream on your face? Do you think it matters? Think people will notice you’ve shorn off that one day’s worth of scruff? Maybe you think your face looks more innocent without hair? But you aren’t innocent, are you? Why don’t you take that razor and shove it deepContinue reading “One More for the Road”

The Group

The meeting is on the first floor of the new V.A. building off Columbian Way near downtown Seattle. New as in old, but not as old as the building Amazon.com took over, whenever that was. It is still old though and group meets down one of the more ancient wings in the substance abuse clinic.Continue reading “The Group”

The Amberg

  By 1944 the Polish resistance has been crushed. Half a million of Warsaw’s citizens are dead rotting in destroyed building or in plain sight on the street. The survivors of what was once a vibrant cityscape scurry about like vermin in a living nightmare. They look for any way to survive, but know death isContinue reading “The Amberg”

Repetition in Failure

  I place my hand on the pistol grip protruding from my jeans. The jeans that are a bit too tight. The jeans that sit under my jello like belly. The jeans that bunch under my ass and ride up my crotch as I walk. Einstein said, every moment, of every life, is doomed toContinue reading “Repetition in Failure”