Monthly Archives: November 2013

Island Flight

  (San Juan Islands Ferry photo by Ted Strutz) As usual, I’m first on board the ferry to the mainland. I grab a table, throw my coat and book bag on one seat, sit on the opposite bench, my backpack next … Continue reading

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“Island Paradise”

An orange sky presses its faint shadow of blue into the still gray sea which yields no shells today. The natives walk hunched over coral sands looking for nonexistent treasures to be used as decoration for cheap plastic pots Chinese … Continue reading

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“Spectacular Sticks”

(Photo copyright: Sean Fallon) When a man has a gorgeous pair of legs, he has a gee-or-geous pair of legs. And my Herbie has been well blessed. Never mind that he has the brain and personality of Archie Bunker, the … Continue reading

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“Nature’s Vengeance”

The photo shows a man standing beside a car with a broken headlight and a smashed windshield. The landscape surrounding him is littered with mangled leafless branches rent from grounded trees severed from their roots and scarred with jagged slashes … Continue reading

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“The New Stepmother”

(Photo copyright Kent Bonham) In defiance of my mother’s wishes, I’m lunching with my new stepmother. She chose the restaurant, a chic café on a picturesque alley where the proprietor sets up tables on cobblestones worn smooth over the centuries … Continue reading

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“[the fictional] james daunt is her latest subject” (googlism)

james daunt  is clearly a huge bibliophile but as has already been intimated… james daunt is not an open book. james daunt is neither stupid nor suicidal; james daunt is remarkably calm. james daunt is keen. james daunt is fast … Continue reading

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“The God of Reason Scowls”

(Photo copyright: Al Forbes) Jean-Pierre lined a 30-quart pot with a small pillow and placed it on his head. He looked ridiculous, but the sky was falling and he had to get to the bomb shelter. As he stepped outside, … Continue reading

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