Mall Sweats

The final fleeting days, of the dying year, most long for sweatpants. Preserve comfort. Hide side fat. Fashion. At the mall, in this agonizing transition, wear leather ones. They have them now. They foster tranquility and couture. They show you haven’t given up on it all. Not yet.

Side Fat

I’m drawing blank. I’m not motivated or excited to do this. I’m tired. I should be doing other work. The work that pays the bills. I’m thinking of other things. I’m not focused. I’m out of fresh ideas. All the good ideas have been taken. I sometimes have no faith in myself, my writing. I’m …

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False Starts

  We’ve all been there: staring at a blank canvas, that perfect first line taunting you. Sometimes the entire story spills into your head. You see it all play out before you. It’s going to be marvelous. Then the words come. And this is what you get. False starts. Doomed beginnings. ========================= Traces of fat …

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Adventures / Failures in Pop Fiction ~or~ It’s all been done before

  -witch / wizard school -vampire romance -vampire school – witch / wizard romance – zombie apocalypse -nuclear apocalypse -asteroid apocalypse -star-crossed lovers -feuding family -alien invasion -elf kingdom -mythical animals -time travel -lonely cowboy -traveling girl -cowboys vs. aliens -unlikely romance -talking animals -talking fruit and vegetables -freak weather -weather involving food -toys come …

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Stage Dive

  Through a sliver of unshielded window, the midnight sun seared a line on Rebecca’s face that she had tried to avoid the minute she, her boyfriend Gil, and the fifteen-member marathon team tucked themselves into that corner of Chilkoot Charlie’s. They were still buzzing from the 26.2 miles they ran eight hours ago and …

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Before the Hookers

It’s long been argued that prostitution is the world’s oldest profession. Long before there were online reputation agencies, mobile wireless stores, and froyo shops, there were hookers. And hookers have been making a lot of money back then and now. It’s a lucrative job, prostitution, depending on what you get in return. But while prostitution …

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