Heartfelt Distance

Her legs are wrapped tightly in the floral designs on her stalkings, and everyone’s eyes trace their lines when they look at her. Even the children want to try and talk with her and give her single flowers they swiped from the vases at the centers of the tables. She chuckles at them and accepts […]

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Issue Of The Fee

Rusted railings and steps remain upright, but unattached to anything, and the fine dust that rolls off the wind creates a metallic sound when it comes into contact with the burnt red skeleton. There is a silvery cloud hovering above the the liquor store and at its edges there are soft points that move to […]

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Back Lot

Behind the dollar store in the evenings a group of adolescents liked to step on old cardboard boxes until they’ were completely flat, and then smoke cigarettes while making jokes about their teachers and their parents. Sometimes one of them would bring a joint to pass around which they also smoked regardless of the potential […]

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Rock Paper Scissors

They take their seats on the morning train in a place that hasn’t had trains for very long at all. They were just finished being built last spring and since they’ve been done many people are using them. Others avoid them like they were a deadly outbreak and stick with the buses that smell like […]

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Tonight

The few people I pass by sitting in their crumbling cars breathing warm air into their hands, look at me and can see that tonight is different. I don’t look at my feet like I usually do, and the energy surrounding me is akin to the static in the wind after a lightning strike. The […]

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Stain

I see a woman from my doorway painting the side of her house with her hands. She’s wearing a gray t-shirt with no logo and jeans that have a bleach stain in the shape of lake Michigan on the left thigh. It seems strange at first, but my attention quickly shifts when I notice a […]

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