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sage advice

Somewhere down the line people decided you got better advice from a total fuckin’ zero in a three piece suit than you got from guys in bowling shirts and bar aprons who knew you and your family before you did…”   by ed markowski     I was working for…

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orphans

Doesn’t it feel great to have all ten of your fingers attached to your hands? Doesn’t it feel great to have an angel in your life? Could there be a greater comfort than to know your savior sits before you?”   by ed markowski     Ten minutes after my…

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body politic

Three months after the First Fidelity couples tournament she left her husband. Five months after she left the banker, we were married in Aruba…”   by ed markowski     The Republicans and the Democrats think they know the score, think they’ve got it down, and they think they know how…

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carnival log

The devil bit him good. He’s most likely in the section of hell where God sends every drunk. He’s probably drinking beer with Satan right now trying  to put out the fire, but that ain’t gonna work. He’s gonna burn forever…”   by ed markowski     Crescent City, California 5:46…

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marathon avenue

She visited him at the Cleveland House Hotel every night for the next month. When she walked across the dingy lobby, old men too drunk to speak stalked her with jaundiced eyes….”   by ed markowski   After the horse races, the man and woman walked arm in arm up…

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phone call from las vegas

When Bob calls, the main idea is to be prepared. Before I sat down, I grabbed three beers out of the fridge, then I picked up the phone…..”   by ed markowski   I was lying on the couch watching Wheel of Fortune, and my wife was sitting in the…

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americans

That’s what we got. Twenty-two dollars, fifty pills, and a lousy twenty-five caliber pistol. That’s what we got…..”   by ed markowski   Del shields his eyes from the sun and punches the Bonneville to ninety. Sonny fiddles with the car radio. Through static, the frantic voice of a radio…

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room 458

In the hallway, I envision Marx and Christ sitting at a mahogany bar, discussing their respective versions of utopia over a fifth of premium bourbon. I wonder if they have just one whit of sorrow for the broken man in room 458….”   by ed markowski   Opening the door to room…

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since i started dancing

We should have never moved here. You’ve gone to hell since we did. You dance three nights a week in a skin joint, and your only friend’s a hop head….”   by ed markowski   Seven a.m. He was frying Canadian bacon and eggs in the basement apartment he rented…

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cheevers

I used a little magic trick. I used a little magic trick that I used when I ran my monte game on Park Avenue. That ain’t cheating. That’s making a living….”   by ed markowski   It’s raining. At 1300 hours, I’m summoned to the commanding officer’s tent. I salute.…

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