Writing

Phalanx (via Sudden Denouement)

“Maybe we are the people society forgot, or maybe we were a mistake from God – tossed over his shoulder towards the waste basket but bouncing off the rim and crawling, evolving on the floor in our own way; born out of lost bacteria in the gutter”

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A Love Letter To An Autumn Thunderstorm

“I know the songs we both loved have been extinguished from her mind and it terrifies me, so I keep them alive in my own mind.”

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The Effortless Brass (via Sudden Denouement)

“The Boy’s earliest memory was watching a fox with a broken leg trapped in an old oil drum, slowly starving to death…”

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Dead Boxes

“In this light you aren’t slumped anymore, but elegant and wise, your jawline casting deep shadow over the nape of a pale, spotted neck. I feel like an astronaut, peering out of the capsule window over a foreign landscape, looking for a safe place to touch down.”

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Driplets

“I see empty men and indifferent women, just so many appendages and openings, no more atuned to love as the assembly instructions for furniture..”

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Shinbone (via Sudden Denouement)

“Nothing moved except the wind and the water; and two undernourished, hopelessly drunk, hopelessly pale little tadpoles in the dark green of a midnight dip.”

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Countered

“I haven’t slept since 1991 and I refuse to as long as your face keeps appearing.”

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Metallic

“She broke my ribs last week.  As I crouched, doubled up and breathless, she pointedly remarked; ‘if it makes you feel better, I can feel it too… and it hurts.’  She was dangling upside down from a tree at the time.”

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Saturn

“The Marlboro remains in his mouth, unlit, as he stares into the floor. I realise how little he looks like James Dean.”

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Creased

“It’s hard knowing someone who only comes out at night. I walk alleyways and shopping centres, fields and forests, trying to find the point of it all, waiting for the sun to die and my hope to rise.”

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Engaged

“I step away from the encroaching zombies and start firing the light gun wildly at a ten year old boy trying to play Virtua Cop on the machine next to mine.  He has red eyes and sounds like James Earl Jones, and I know he is controlling the monsters and so must be destroyed.”

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Rotten Leaves

“We usually fuck in fields of freshly cut grass to hide the smells; warm iron and bad breath, sweat and yellow fingernails.”

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Devil’s Whisper

“er parents once told her she was an accident, and as the years tumbled by she grew into a catastrophe.”

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Boundless

“I go home, drink three fifths of vodka, take the car out to an out of town drive-thru burger joint. The young man with the broken voice behind the broken speaker can’t smell my breath…”

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Sync

“I can’t read your arm, but I feel your breathing quickening. I stroke your cheek and check your racing pulse and this is all I need to know.”

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Breathe

“Ghosts glide through walls, but you hide every day behind walls, and trees and cars, ready to pounce when I am unaware.  And I am always unaware.”

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Green Flames

“The Boy was born to take drugs, if only because he made more sense that way.”

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Designs

“She’s like every autumnal daydream, but with hairier armpits and an infected toe.”

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Tangerine Eyes

“There’s dog shit on my shoes, my jeans, under my armpits and behind my ears. It’s been an odd day.”

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Grandeur

“There’s an old woman in the bookies, who always sits at the same fruit machine with a beret and a packet of sandwiches.”

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Back Hare

“His first blow knocks my jaw out of its socket and I sink to my knees. I know that I won’t die today, but I need to be as dead as possible for the next five minutes or so.”

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Oily Jeans

“The Boy is translucent as he approaches me. Like a new born fish, his organs shimmer and float behind the gelatinous transparent frame of his indistinct figure.”

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Lysistrata

“Your shit, sweat and cum could fertilize dead soil.”

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Proximity

“Then I hear the voice; a young woman with the rasp of a fifteen year cigarette career…”

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Spleen

“I’ve never touched LSD, but when I watched you dance I saw the bars of the music rolling through you like shaken paper.”

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Dance Dance Dance

“The boy’s breath smelled like a shipwreck. Despite this and many other handicaps, I found him to be engaging.”

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The Envy Machine

“I’m comfortable here. You can’t be judged by the judged; it’s like trying to multiply zeroes.”

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Butterfly

“It is easy to forgive when you have no one else except a woman who tattoos you with a rusty knitting needle and a cigarette lighter.”

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Grins

“This is probably the fifth time this evening I’ve told you to stop setting fire to my legs.”

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