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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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Breaking the Fourth Wall

I think I’m going through a mid-life crisis and I think I know why. I came within an ace of spilling my guts just now, which is what any sensitive, hurting person with troubles would do, but then I remembered … Continue reading

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The Blessed Day

My daughter was getting married. I suppose it was the happiest day of my life, succeeding my own marriage, and then my second marriage. My own baby girl, who had worshipped me, hated me, idolized me, and tolerated me, was … Continue reading

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Obituary

Max slid onto the only available bar stool. “Ol Max”, they called him, though he was only thirty-five; it was more of a “Good Ol Max” kind of thing. He surveyed the scene to the left, and then to the … Continue reading

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On Homelessness and Quitting Drinking

I have recently been experiencing one of those phase of life which, when it happens to others, I cheerfully aggravate with a pungent “well, at least you’re getting plenty of irony in your diet!” To wit, while working long and … Continue reading

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A Sense of Worth

I’ve lately been trying to recollect just when it was that I started drinking myself to death. If I’d truly made an ambition out of it, I figure the starting point would be memorable;  but then, I’d probably have been … Continue reading

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