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the one-two punch

I tell him that I’m afraid my sister isn’t going to take any responsibility for her violence. Her husband’s money protects her from admitting most of her mistakes.…”   by laine perry     There are constant injustices circling at high velocities.   The ice-pack the hospital sends me home…

time

It was at that point that I gave up trying to leave the place.…”   by laine perry     She jerked her left shoulder a little throwing her arm into a half circle. It was the dramatic effect of her uneasy resignation to failure.  She grabbed at my hand…

marcel

The first time Marcel came for me, I tried to reason with her. I was pretty adept at talking my way out of bad situations…”   by laine perry     Santa Rosa, CA



: Her name was Marcel. She was twelve years old. We were in the fifth grade. I…

exact change

There were lessons everywhere in the Old Man’s house and Lee ignored them all with his sloppy smile. He was ridiculously troubled with talent and it worked like a bad vacuum…”   by laine perry   Guillermo Lee had a routine. The only thing I had seen him eat was…

these trees are made of glass

He was ashamed of it. Five years ago he had sold his last painting. Or, rather, Sammi, had sold it sight unseen on a flight from LA to Anchorage. His wife Sammi had come back from that trip with a check for three thousand dollars….”   by laine perry  …

free ride

I got a call from her an hour into my shift. She was irate about a couple of girls I’d been with. I had never heard her so pissed. She clocked me with a whiskey bottle as I walked in my door full of apologies and remors….”   by laine…

the hunger specialist

I didn’t know how I was going to cash the check. Neither one of us had opened an account in Hollywood. It felt strange sitting there with that much money and no way to get at it…”   by laine perry   Marilyn is into red these days. The reds…

ghost in the skin

Lions, and elephants usually keep their distance from one another. And then there is the dry season…“   by laine perry   Balthus Magmus: 42. That’s forty-two, red-headed, bitter. The dot, dot after his address explains his recent acquisition: the little apartment in back, also his. This is no small…

through a bottle darkly

I told her you bite me again and I’ll beat the life out of you. Sure enough she come after me when I got too near her bowl. I did just like I warned, beat her so bad she couldn’t hardly move for a week. We thought sure she would…

sea legs

Griff unties the rope belt, a present from Dar, now three months dead, strings a buoy with it and takes it below, hangs it from a bunk and commences punching the color off of it…”   by laine perry   …and they are four-footers, stabbing northward toward a little village…