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100-Word Story: The Good Thief

This 100-word story/prose poem was written probably 10 years ago and published around that time at Tuesday Shorts.  Tuesday Shorts was such an early journal of micro-fiction that it was actually hosted on MySpace.  Before closing up shop, it moved to blogspot.  The editors had been planning a print anthology, and this piece was to … Continue reading 100-Word Story: The Good Thief

Heroes and Villains: Brian Wilson, Donald Trump

I just watched the 2008 Kennedy Center Honors for Brian Wilson. For reasons that are easy to guess -- his life story, his genius, his music -- I am sobbing.  For other things, too: for him, for us; in gratitude, in fear. A decade later, neither the country nor the world look anything like they … Continue reading Heroes and Villains: Brian Wilson, Donald Trump

Horses In Midstream: DH Lawrence, Ernest Hemingway, and Sherwood Anderson

I'm reading a three-story collection of DH Lawrence that anthologizes "The Woman Who Rode Away," St. Mawr (really a novella), and "The Princess." I've finished "The Woman Who Rode Away" and am a third through St. Mawr.  All three tales involve horses.  The first and last are about women who leave their normal lives on … Continue reading Horses In Midstream: DH Lawrence, Ernest Hemingway, and Sherwood Anderson