Denial

Photo by Josie Stephens I dedicated myself to finding the truth. Dug in places that were dank and dark, unearthing the unmentionable. There were times I just couldn't keep going, I was so frozen with fear. But, in its own bizarrely macabre way, my curiosity eventually always got the better of me and so I …

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Antitheses

Photo by Kei Scampa They literally collided, one day, in the hallway at work. One was turning a corner, rather sharply, arms loaded with supplies and the other was bee-lining it to the bathroom. From the get go, they were not mutually simpatico. A superficial dusting unearthed a snobbish pedantic know it all to one …

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Need to know

Photo by Pixabay When would this galling behavior of hers end? After all, she was an independent grown woman now. And yet, one phone call had re positioned her on her haunches, expectantly awaiting a belly rub, a pat on the head; A mortifying display of her neediness. A lifetime of negative observations and unjust …

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Charlie

From infinitesimal movements you understand With huge enthusiasm you respond Warm soft little blanket Fierce and brave caped crusader Clown of a plaything Consummate charmer All of you Every hair Every atom is dripping with love

Vermilyea Avenue

I was hit squarely with the strong distinctive odor of cabbage and fried schnitzel while descending the stairs from my friend's fourth floor apartment. Then, it happened. You see, my nose, having been accosted, sparked the memory which stopped me in my tracks somewhere between the second and third floor... And there we were. My …

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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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The Lover by Marguerite Duras (L’Amant)

The power of love and love as power I don't know about you, but usually if I have read a book, I won't watch the film version and vice versa. Having said that, there are, as always, exceptions to the rule. The Lover (L'Amant in original language) by Marguerite Duras is an autobiographical novel. It …

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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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Snippets of Life (from A to Z) “S”

The Letter "S" Solitary and solicitous to remain so, or so, he thought. He shunned prosaic societal situations and opted for studious accomplishments instead. He was, as Morrissey said, “of a shyness that is criminally vulgar.” Known, to the immediate family by the sobriquet lone wolf. He shied away from silliness and scenarios yielding satisfactory …

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Snippets of Life (from A to Z) “I”

The Letter "I" I have always had an insatiable interest in the intricate innermost workings of his mind. After all, he left an indelible impression on me. Instead of the customary outpouring of information, he spoke with inventiveness, only after having incubated his thoughts for a while. My imagination ignited with the inexhaustible supply of …

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