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THE LANDING

THE LANDING

Published in the Piker Press July 2013. No it’s very flat. It’s not like here,” she said, indicating the surrounding mountains with motioning hands. “It was hilly in spots but not much. Where I grew up, next to my Grandpa’s farm, we used to spend a lot of time working the land- but also spent … Continue reading

LIFE AS AN AESTHETE

LIFE AS AN AESTHETE

Published in the Piker Press Harry was upstairs in the bedroom with the door locked. Like usual. He’d just returned yesterday from his eighth-grade camping trip, and while the very thought of having to spend any time with his classmates in any way, shape or form made him thoroughly sick to his stomach, overall it … Continue reading

SCRAPPER

SCRAPPER

                          He was nervous. He had put so much heart and thought into actually meeting her, the fact that it was happening was literally off-putting. A whirlwind of emotion and glee. His knees were wobbly and his heart was a-thumpin.’ Would she even … Continue reading

NOWHERE FAST

NOWHERE FAST

Published in the Piker Press: Illustration by Sam Parr Darren was waiting. He needed for the phone to ring today or someone to come to his door, or something. It’d been a few days since he last talked to another living soul, and although he couldn’t stand anyone anyway, his internal dialogue was getting old. … Continue reading

NEW NORMAL

NEW NORMAL

Published in the Piker Press As the number ten bus rolled out of the busy hospital parking lot, Eddie showed the driver his state issued ID card, the one that shows he’s legally classified as disabled. He gets to ride this bus for free, which really helps under his present circumstances, although he would certainly prefer … Continue reading

PECORINO

PECORINO

Published in the Piker Press Pesto stood outside the shop window. He looked at his watch and saw it was 6:56AM, four minutes until opening. Why do these people keep him waiting outside in the hot morning sun, day in and day out, when he knows he HAS to be their best customer? Especially this time … Continue reading

OVERLAND

OVERLAND

Published in the Piker Press I popped out my thumb and was hoping for a quick lift. Those down-and-outers were lurking about all day yesterday and through the night too.  I just don’t have the strength to listen anymore- too tiring. And it’s demoralizing. I have places to go and my time around here’s become droll. A … Continue reading

WHAT LOVE IS

WHAT LOVE IS

While falling asleep on my belly with my face in the pillow, your hand casually rests on the small of my back. Waking up before you, I sit at the table reading the paper as you quietly walk into the kitchen, boiling water for the French press.  I pick my head up and take in … Continue reading