Monthly Archives: February 2011

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The Only Hope For Me Is You

The rusty patina on the climbing frames in the playground really brought home to him just how old he was. When he was a child he used to play here, but it was all different then, a giant slide, some concrete tubes, some swings…but that

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Goose Mother

Jill Morrisey used her fingers to prop apart two aluminum slats of the blind, and peeked out into the yard. She inhaled sharply. They were still there. They raised their dark necks and extended brown-speckled wings while remaining in a nesting position, legs folded underneath

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Water Under the Bridge

He’d been away a long time. A few months, but it felt like much longer to us. I guess we should’ve felt bad, the way he left. But if any of us did, we would never have admitted it. That would be showing weakness. We

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Hitchcockian

Just look at those goddamn geese. Look all innocent, don’t they? With their big dumb eyes, begging you to feed them just a spare crust of bread or two. Don’t fall for it for a minute. It’s a trick. A clever disguise. And the moment

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What We Think About When We Talk About Geese

– Official name is branta canaderisis. – The species was introduced to New Zealand as a game bird and went on to disrupt existing biological relationship structures. – They are herbivores, though sometimes eat insects and fish. The rogues. – They migrate from September to

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We Have No Fate But What We Make

“I thought geese were supposed to be white?” queried the young boy of ten, as he tore another piece of bread from the loaf in his bag and threw it out into the water. “Um, these are Canada geese,” said the man sitting next to