Monthly Archives: October 2010

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All Fall Down

He carefully placed the pieces one on top of another, taking care to balance them just so. He considered each one carefully, its size and shape, how it intersected with the other pieces, its form, its feel. For a moment he sat back and admired

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X Marks the Spot

I always find it curious that for some reason, at the top of mountains and at the edge of cliffs, or somewhere equally as precarious or impressive; some crazy bastard has seen fit to build a cross, often of stone, but not exclusively. Generally speaking

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The Rocks

“Oh,” she said, staring out the window as the rain tapped gently on the glass, asking to be let in. “The rocks are back.” And she was right, though Harold wanted to point out that they had never left, that they had simply been scattered

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Fol-de-rol

We all come to this eventually. There were more of us, once. Soon there will be none.  The world has changed, and it has not. They used to fear us because of what we were. Now they fear us because of what we look like,

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Beyond That Horizon

The map came home with my father, long before I was born. My mother always told me he was a merchant seaman and explorer, but some of the town elders would let slip the word “pirate” when too deep in their cups. I remember him

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Three Sisters

On a day of wispy clouds and torn shadows, I walked with my two argumentative sisters to the sea. I held the first page of our parents’ will, the more vicious-tempered of my sisters held the second and the most bitter of us all held