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Rex Sexton

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The Gift

So this guy, God, hands me a claim ticket for a box with nothing in it. “Enjoy.” He yawned and life went on. “What kind of gift is this?” I asked my parents, as if they might know or even think about it. “It’s a whatchamacallit.” My father said staring at the TV. “Go ask […]

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Buried Treasures

Bring me vast riches – not little things like diamond rings, or fame or wealth or kingdoms’ keys, power, glory. Who needs such things?  Bring me memories of jubilies, love and joy and families.  You know where to find them, tucked away in treasure chests where those who shared them went to rest.  

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Poets Gone Wild

I press play, palms sweating, hand trembling and suck in one last gasp of oxygen as Poets Gone Wild explodes, in full blazing color, on my television screen. The camera pans a drop dead pandemonium of hip, hot, happening wordsmiths, all mobbed, in rows, of book browsing Bedlam, between the shelves of a swinging library. […]

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Rapunzel’s Hair

Dusk, and once again, the dream-like grapple with death, as high winds howled across the South Dakota desert, and black rocks twisted in a devil dance against the sky. “Where’s your goons, Tonto?” Greenleaf looked sharply at the girl. She stood, motionless, by the window, her arms folded. “Relax, angel, it will all go down.” […]

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Diner

Cut-paper couples eat blue-plate specials at Formica tables – spirits steaming from their coffee cups – in the dead of winter, sky a shroud. “Long ago and far away and when you wish upon a star and …” Chalk white light makes ghosts of their shadows. Apparitions crowd the counter, huddled from a grim world […]

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