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the circle

I lit a cigarette under a lot lamp, and noticed I had three shadows….”   by ed markowski   I fed my mother a cup of pudding, teaspoon by teaspoon, over the course of an hour The Filipino nurse came in to treat her bedsores. I left the room. I…

what could have been

the hose is dripping on my feet. i look him square in the eyes, and i can see that he’s been crying. i haven’t seen the old man cry since kennedy went down in dallas….”   by ed markowski   saturday morning. 80 degrees. bright sun. a few dragonflies zig…

case # 122735-A

The kids ain’t only gettin’ their vegetables ya see, but they’s bein’ schooled for the day that insects is gonna be our primary source of protein…”   by ed markowski   “look doc, it all started on a cold winter day, i carved a few carrots & parsnips into butterflies…

repressed memories

Legend has it that she was a regular at the playboy mansion until she took some bad LSD….”   by ed markowski mother, despite my degrees & the letters that are attached to our family name, rest assured that i basically make a great wage for socializing with weirdos, cretins,…

1986

We figured the table legs & couch cushions were stuffed with coke or heroin….”   by ed markowski   i worked that night with a filipino nurse named teeta. teeta was mysterious. teeta had the adrenalin of a poodle. teeta talked like a machine gun. teeta was a sleazy question…

beyond the mountains

When she had finished her song, the gypsies extracted her tongue with a diamond studded arabian sword and declared their queen the greatest singer…”   by ed markowski   The pitchman who stood at the entrance of every tent she performed in from Kalamazoo, Michigan to Yazoo City, Mississippi for…

postcards from nebraska

Couldn’t help but notice your car was parked outside the Silo Tavern. By my watch, you were in there a good three hours….”   by ed markowski   May 27   The rain that began falling nine hours ago is falling faster, thicker, and blacker than a curtain of tears…

an act of god

The Confederate Cowboys Motorcycle Club three ticks after passing Fran’s & in sync with the very moment Candy Cain’s Coke Queen Amber vacuumed a line three times the length of Route Sixty -Six…“   by ed markowski   Spinning past …… Madame Ito’s Tokyo Nights Massage Palace & Spa as…

painter’s park

AT THE END OF THE ROAD I ARRIVED AT A GATE AND WAS GREETED BY A MAN DRESSED IN CAMOUFLAGE…”   by ed markowski   DEAR L – 3 I WAS ON MY WAY BACK TO DETROIT YESTERDAY MORNING AFTER ATTENDING A GOING AWAY PARTY FOR A – 1 WHO…

paco watson

THE STONE FACE IS ABOUT TO BRING HIS FIST TO MEET MY TEETH. AMBER SMILES,  AN ORANGE BUTTERFLY ZIG ZAGS AND PULLS ME THROUGH TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MIRROR …   by ed markowski   TEN MINUTES AGO I WAS STANDING IN THE PLANT PARKING LOT PURE ,…