The machine was tired and well worn. One of the first incarnations from the mid 70’s. The eject button facing was missing so I had to compromise the pad of my 12-year old index finger a bit just to open the damn thing. I grabbed the tape from the shelf, removed it from its box […]
I sensed something. Even in a dead sleep, I felt someone in my presence. But he wasn’t real. He was an apparition at that moment. A hallucination yielded through foggy eyes. My semi-conscious state rendered me confused. Was this a ghost I was looking at standing in the shadowy door frame of my bedroom? […]
I’ll never forget that game… My son’s little league team was up by two runs in the bottom of the ninth of the championship game. The star player, the coach’s son, was on the bump-and he was dealing. But something must have gotten into his head, because after the first out he suddenly, and uncharacteristically, […]
Under the cloud of an L & M and Marlboro Red haze. The sizzle of some kind of fatty meat frying in a pool of Crisco on the stove. Spoons clinging and clanging against porcelain mugs, stirring fake cream and Sweet & Low into instant coffee. The fuzz of some old John Wayne movie in […]
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