Four Walls

Photo by Kayley Dlugos The sun feels warm on my back. It is once again Spring. Sitting on the rug, in a pool of sunlight, I am saying my goodbyes. My gaze moves across the room, interrupted occasionally by the sight of a memorable object or a nick or smudge. Our signatures. A gash on …

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Linked

They walked home from the party, arms linked. The next morning, the tiny flat they shared would reek of that funky "the day after smell" of cigarette smoke. Both were slightly drunk and terribly happy, as neither one needed to go in to work the next day. Jules' evening shift at the restaurant had been …

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A Sun Kissed Death

They buried him under a blazing midday sun. Earlier that morning, with birds twittering and summer breezes blowing, it was downright mean to be made to enter the dimly lit funeral parlor, with its slight chill and nauseating blend of flowers and disinfectant. In fact, the contrast was so extreme so as to produce anxiousness …

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The courtyard

Back then, during the cold winter evenings, the five women would gather in Ida's barn to keep warm. They looked forward to this time of day when they could meet and talk; seated on wooden chairs huddled close together in a circle amidst the familiar scent of manure, feed and dust. The body heat off …

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A Slap in the Face

An indelible mark Just as the older freckled hand centered the smooth cheek of the younger woman, seconds after the satisfyingly clean sound of the slap and right before the redness began radiating across her cheek, another crisp smack resounded. Only this time it was delivered by the younger woman. So perfectly timed was the …

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Snippets of Life (from A to Z) “Z”

THE LETTER "Z" Zoned into the kids from the zoo of Berlin: zombies in t-shirts and jeans. After killing off Ziggy, Bowie tours with Christiane F. in toe. Zines zealously document this and more from the underground as we zip along to the tunes of Zero boys and others. Life lived in a zooming zigzagging …

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Snippets of Life (from A to Z) “Y”

THE LETTER "Y" Youthful ignorance is bliss. It is a time of yearning and saying yes to everything. For youth is not yet marred by grim experience and consequently negativity. Other's opinions may be considered, but generally do not yield a change of heart during this period of life. It is all about being gung …

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Wine, War and more

For history buffs, wine lovers and those who just like a good old fashioned mystery, I need to share the following reads. Wine and War by Don and Petie Kladstrup. This book was gifted to me years ago and although I initially thought it would be somewhat dry, I couldn't have been more wrong. It …

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Total recall?

We ate Tai - We ate Italian Total Recall. No way! Memories. Those fantastically flawed pearls... Remember the time we...? Remember that summer when..? Remember how she used to...? Our mind endlessly stores and recalls information, but how intact are these morsels we dredge up from the past? After all, personal reactions and interpretations about …

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Snippets of Life (from A to Z) “K”

THE LETTER "K" Kick ass days like those are now few and far between. Who knows how to make more; to set the world on fire again? I will bring the kindling. Days consisting of chills and thrills, ofThe killing moon by Echo and the Bunnymen and of my mom chasing me down  the street …

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