All posts by Cynthia Lugo

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Wait

Me? Oh, no thank you. No, I’m just waiting. I’m waiting for somebody. Yeah, I know, and I’m not even sure I’m in the right place. His name is Edridge, you see, and he told me I would find him – today – at the

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That’s True of Everybody

“We’re walking in circles.” “No we’re not. We’re not walking in circles. What makes you say that we’re walking in circles?” “Because we’re walking in circles..? It’s a factual statement that I decided to, you know, state.” “You shouldn’t speak with such authority, as if

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Dime Store Mysteries

It’s a shame, innit, what this place has become. Nobody takes care of things anymore. Nobody cares. This used to be a neighborhood. A place with families. Ladies and baby buggies and the goddamn bus stopped at every other block because the people, the people

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When We All Lived in the Forest

He was nothing like the dragons of old. No Fafnir, he, much less Nidhogg, Nick was uninterested in gold and insufficiently ambitious to ever earn a fearsome name. His effigy clutches a shield, as if he had taken it from some would-be dragon slayer. This is

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Once More Around

Granny Dobbs (on my Pop’s side) used to say I have a bump of direction. What she meant is that I can’t get lost. Even if I have to flap my hand a little bit when indicating left or right, I always know which way’s