Author Archives: ernestwhile

About ernestwhile

I live in New York City. I built a world of Lego bricks, colorful and simple and foreign. I've been picking it apart ever since.

Impending Death

It is a rare moment in my life when I can enjoy making a sincere, honest, compassionate contribution to the human experience. I realize this sounds depressing, but I’ll bet that upon careful examination, most people can relate. Doesn’t mean … Continue reading

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The Long Journey, Part Eight

Part One   Part Two   Part Three   Part Four   Part Five   Part Six   Part Seven It was early in the afternoon. I thought about trying to make conversation with the apricot, but how to proceed? Did he have any idea about … Continue reading

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The Long Journey, Part Seven

Part One   Part Two   Part Three   Part Four   Part Five   Part Six The river was delightful if not sublime, and we moved on our bicycles with the current. I had so many questions. The tradecraft alone could have taken all … Continue reading

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The Long Journey, Part Six

Part One   Part Two   Part Three   Part Four   Part Five Moof sat behind the driver and didn’t wear a seat belt. He sat lazily, and I imagined he was waiting for my internal monologue to end, but in truth he … Continue reading

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The Long Journey, Part Five

Part One     Part Two     Part Three     Part Four Moof Curtis settled down and pulled out a pen, then an envelope. He scribbled for a while and then slid it across to me. It was like walking down Sixth Avenue when … Continue reading

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The Long Journey, Part Four

Part One Part Two Part Three I knew he was being overly dramatic to bait me into something I wouldn’t like. Nobody earns ten thousand dollars a week. Plenty of people find a way to make it, but nobody earns … Continue reading

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The Long Journey, Part Three

Part One Part Two My attention was diverted for an unacceptably long time. Somehow, I just couldn’t come to terms with the fact that there was nothing in the conference room to deal with spills. My eyes shot over the … Continue reading

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