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The shame of not living

I was sitting there next to my best friend’s wife and she’d just finished crying on my shoulder about dates and their …

Assembly in progress

They sat on the edge of a knife. I open my eyes and wait, but nothing else comes.  Another second and my …

Through the valley

He is one of those people you look at and wish you could have watched him grow up, so that his example …

Cartilage & Bone

It was the most ironic lesson I’d learn, although I don’t think he intended it to be so. “Violence kills what it …

The sad clown amid the circus

He’s middle-aged, just past what he views as the ‘prime’ of his life, and moving head-long into loneliness.  He just left his wife, …

The Liberal Bubble

The idea of ‘fair’ is something that he clings too; it’s painted on his skin, something like justice or ideology, a clinging …

Keeping self

I watched him quietly.  He was absently folding a piece of paper smaller and smaller in his fingers while he tried to …

The Tambourine Man

He plays a mean guitar, music spills out of him like sweat.  He bleeds it.  His fingers always seem to be moving …