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Bicycle Freedom

The crack of thunder was Marie’s first clue that her day was not going to go as planned. Today was supposed to be the first time she rode her brand new bike to work. Instead of her cycling gear, she … Continue reading

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The Red Light Confrontation

Brad and Mike pulled up to a red light in a quiet part of the city. Mike looked around and turned to Brad, who was behind the wheel. “There’s nobody around, man. Go through the red.” “I can’t do that,” … Continue reading

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A Series of Unfortunate Events

A crowd hovered around Colton when he regained consciousness. He ached all over. The halo of unfamiliar faces brought a shock of anxiety. A few were recording him with their smart phones. “What happened?” he asked. “You don’t know?” answered … Continue reading

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A Steaming Cup of Crazy

Sitting on the patio of Morton’s Café, Hector breathed deeply. “I love Spring in the city.” “Nothing like stepping through freshly thawed garbage,” said Stewart. “Or the smell. Nasty,” added Ramona. “You two are pessimists,” said Hector. “And look at … Continue reading

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When A Hipster Has A Midlife Crisis

Colby picked up his grandé half-caf soy latté with triple stevia sweetener from the barista and joined his Thursday evening poetry slam group at the familiar gas hearth fireplace and leather festooned lounge of the Urban Village Bean Café. Rider … Continue reading

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An Ode to Dandelions

The dandelions are in bloom. All over the city bright yellow flowers bring color to a landscape overwhelmed by concrete gray and brown brick. Soon enough tulips and daffodils will emerge followed by roses of every conceivable variety. Yet the … Continue reading

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Namesake

A few years ago we decided to purchase a car. When I applied for the loan I discovered the existence of another person in town who shared my name. I also learned that my namesake has a very poor credit … Continue reading

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