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Dreams of Drowning
A fish was floating in the harbor. Pale, with a swollen belly and dissolving lips. Its eyes were wide and upside-down looking up. Maybe at Heaven.
Mam and Da were talking to someone on the dock. They wouldn't mind if he got a little closer, would they? And a little closer... Then a tipping, a moving, a leaning way, way over. The water. Coming up to meet his face.
The warm dry blankets afterward. Mam's weeping embraces, Da's silence. And the darkness of water forever just before sleep.
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Shrimp. Crab. Lobster. Oysters. Clams. Calamari.
He would not touch any of it.
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Books of sunken ships, lost Spanish go
He was regarding her thin-boned form from across the room and through a mist of smoke. "Why?"
She didn't raise her eyes. Instead, she kept concentrating on placing her fingers against the strings. Thin scarlet stains were already beginning to appear where her callouses were wearing away. "Because everybody and their mother and their brother plays the guitar."
The strings made hollow sounds when she plucked them, like drops of rain hitting pavement and bringing out its many hidden colors. Again, she did not raise her eyes.
He frowned. "And do you think the banjo will make you more interesting?"
She raised her shoulders. "It's ju
Saturnalia Word War round III part 2The alleged shooter stood before the bench. Everyone had expected him to plead guilty, but when it came time for it, he looked very honestly at the judge. "I did it, your honor, because I didn't know guns could kill people. I was always told only people kill people."
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