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driving #5

I’m driving slower than ever, and the snow fall hypnotizes me like a screensaver. I’m so scared, but the secretary at school said my truck is safe because it’s heavier. The snow by the road looks scary because everything’s white when yesterday there was color.

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Ellen Weiss A Saga of Symbeciles Listen up, my literary fellows! We must advance our symbolical quest. I shall shepherd you. In the beginning there is darkness – then light – as you leave your abode. Take the string of your choice, of which you have no choice, and proceed until, at the corner, a… Read More »

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Erik Lundgren tiny dwarves grow out of the frosting Tiny dwarves grow out of the frosting looking as though they’re wax candles, but they’re not – red wizard’s hats and blue santa coats, blue santa pants and red boots. The frosting is waves and they are swimmers in it, multiplying like mold. A man with… Read More »

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friendship application from #4

Name, place of birth, date of birth, address, email address(es), and phone number. What’s your favorite mode of communication? What are your normal sleeping hours? What are your main moods? Explain. What are your favorite foods, books, colors, and plants? Describe your current best friends in detail. What do you value about him or her?… Read More »

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mutant tree day four

Today was a non-day. I paced myself and budgeted my breaks so wisely that I found myself unphased and mostly unharmed at 4:40 quitting time. White petals were everywhere on my walks. You know those trees think it’s spring. They had trail mix for afternoon snack with high-end fruits like dried pineapple, cherries, and papaya.… Read More »

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Sunday

Vespers tonight was more beautiful than usual. Swami stopped in the corridor afterwards and waited for us to catch up. “Have some cookies,” he said, and held out one for each of us. We said thank you. I carried mine but couldn’t eat it–the cookies always have chocolate–and gave it to Erik by the car.… Read More »

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Laura-Marie Taylor a rattlesnake did its rattlesnake dance A rattlesnake did its rattlesnake dance in the clearing, but it had no markings. It was just tan. So we gathered six gifts for the medicine woman, three from each of us. The first I presented: a small scarlet pipe. She accepted. The second was a Rattlesnake… Read More »

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two dreams from #16

I We were with astronomer John Dobson. He was lying on the ground with his head in my lap. I was stroking his long, gray hair. I said, “You don’t remember us, but we remember you.” I told him I loved him. Erik was sitting at John Dobson’s feet, asking him questions about astronomy. II… Read More »

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calls

I got a call tonight from this Mormon woman who sounded about my age, trying to recruit me to the church of latter-day saints, and she was really really nice, enough to make me cry, which everything is making me do today. She 100% reminded me of this friend I had in high school named… Read More »

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Laura-Marie Taylor new giant I am becoming so tall no one will recognize me when we go a-caroling.