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Rex Sexton

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Downhill Racer

Those truth turns, watch the spins, as you plummet downhill, this way and that, amidst blinding whiteness. It’s all a freefall once you jump. The goal is bliss. You race for it, precarious, through the twists and bends, which come at you, pell mell, without rhyme or reason. Headlong is the only direction. The challenge […]

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Trouble Town

Pale Moon Plant closed, her sister up and gone, nothing but trouble since she got off the Greyhound … five days traveling and everything upside down … room by the station cockroach nation – still more than she can afford since she was expecting free room and board. At least till she got on her […]

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Hanging Tree

Jumble, fumble. The alarms go off. Faster than a speeding bullet the cops show up. Camacho catches the El train, rooftops interrupted by flashes of lightening. Cold, alone, pounding rain. Full pedal, passing the bottle, Plugger races the car down the side-streets at a hundred or more. You don’t ride often in a flying coffin […]

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When Johnny Comes Marching Home

Right back at him and whatever it was went right through him, body and soul. The feeling was a sensation of falling. With the falling the dull pain, as always, came back into his head and it was an effort just to breathe. Lonigan walked slowly, paused often, his father’s winter dress coat flapping around […]

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A Righteous Man

Bible in hand, along the devil’s boulevard I make my stand.  Shoulders back, jaw set, cross around my neck, I grin as Satan’s sinners sweep past, daring the carnival of tainted souls to tempt me into evil with their heretical talk about family planning and the use of birth control, with their blasphemies about global […]

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