“George’s problem is he’s too affectionate – he expresses himself” one woman confided loudly in a restaurant unlike the usual complaint To continue, click here. Copyright 2015
All the fat girls in town had congregated in this Laundromat to giggle at a skinny hippie. When they sat, mouths agape, stomachs bulged more than their breasts. Everywhere, there’s a pecking order. The manager in her blue scarf and coat fluttered in to chase neighborhood children out. “They mess the place up. I don’t […]
1 a decrepit mess / pit put them away a cat, a dog, an auto executioner gone, finally, by dawn desperate houses plunked down in rock face where will everyone live? 2 Warren Farm’s disastrous pick-your-own corn experiment DeMerritt Hill Farm now owned by New York City refugees who need to make the mortgage while […]
in the median strip of Route 17 just north of Pennsylvania Paula and I found a road map of Fayette County, Tennessee “you wanna talk about getting lost?” all these vehicles entering a busy traffic circle are just a matter of shuffling cars . as the matron confided, “Harry and I used to go down […]
a black kid as I was carrying out stuff “you moving?” “yeah, to a farm.” “oh . hey, is your sister moving too?” yeah, to the city To continue, click here. Copyright 2015
Susquehanna remains one of my favorite words in the language. (And to think, it’s an import, from the New World.) I love the way the syllables dance around in the mouth and roll off the tongue.
So what is your favorite word?
For more of my exploration of the word in its world, click here.
white body with black wingtips on white sky a gull flitted past the third-floor apartment window on an overcast day the next afternoon panes sliced sunlight onto a bubbling aquarium that opened as butterfly wings on the opposite wall still, she was a question mark who made him a question mark in return my Indiana, […]