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The Forgiving Kind

I once met god at a bar. At least, he said he was god. Or maybe a god. I don’t remember the semantics. He was tall and had dark hair and green eyes, the kin...

Waiting for a Suddenly

Before leaving my off-campus residence, I jump. It is nothing vigorous, just a series of jumps punctuated by short pauses. While I jump, I think about the move...

Meadowbrook Jackasses

We were losing our last softball game of the season and my dad was pissed, but he had been pissed for a while. The game was held at Meadowbrook High School whe...

More Than a Lion

Christmas morning, during my sister’s visit, we came out to find a lion in the living room. “We did this,” Indu said. “We wanted it that much.” She grinn...

Tower Song

We tighten in around the church, those of us with toy-sized dogs more out on the periphery, to reduce the chance of stepping on four-leggeds in the dark. Small...

Empty Houses

He’s ten. Soon everybody will be here, he’ll see their headlights on the wall. He only gets to stay up until twelve the night before his birthday. His family m...

Anglerfish

There is an anglerfish in the diner. The anglerfish is much older than the diner, but it did not exist until the diner was built. This makes sense if you th...

Magpie

You read in an article that you can’t blame an addict for the things they do, because their brain is sending them constant signals that if they don’t use, they...