The Board

There‚Äôs a rough sketch of an octopus on the white board. They could tell by a slight difference in blues that it was drawn with two different markers. By the odd folds above the tentacles They figured one of them was probably permanent, thus setting a trap for whoever took it upon themselves to do […]

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Under The Pine Needles

The smoke at the back of her throat makes her feel like she’s been yelling her whole life. Which she has, but that’s beside the point. The real truth is in what caused her to raise her voice in the first place. Another day at the machine carving out metal circles with a mill and […]

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Everything is together but the notebooks are full of loose pieces of paper that gradually fall further away from their initial importance. The drinking fountains are full of crumbs that swell to exaggerated sizes blocking the drain, and provide a less appealing view for those lining up to get a drink. In the mornings they […]

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Cold water crawling over bare feet. Eating the heat in collaboration with the air. An unknown bag camouflages itself in the weeds, full of money, and metal, and the kind of glass that melts into the shapes you provide for it. Something else, with eyes that see more clearly in the dark, looks us over […]

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The air conditioner is broken the tires are flat there is no money in the coin jar or the brim of his hat. There is salt on the table it shouldn’t be there her tits walk past her window I put my drink down and stare. They tell her she is beautiful they tell her […]

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Combo Knowledge

The silhouette of a boxer with blue gloves dances left and right around the attempted body shots of another. They are so fast the wind coming off of their movements can be heard from several rows back. No one in the room has a face under the dim lights. They are bright enough only to […]

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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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