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Archives for February, 2011

Slums and Drugs

Dead of winter, shadowing down streets as black as any nightmare, although it wasn’t even time for supper. “I got dizzy, Sweetie.” “I knows Mama.” She came home from school and found her mother on the floor. Her baby brother and sister stood there by her, scared. They had gotten home first, tried to lift […]

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The Hour of the Star

THE HOUR OF THE STAR Twins night ride a see-saw as storm clouds gather over them.  Each catches a glimpse, in turn, above the other, of a star on the horizon.  The grim one ponders hers and finds profound insights through it. The happy one peeks at her own bewildered and bemused until it finally […]

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