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teachers

The plant was leading of course. It was larger than I was, and stunk. It was my first experience of intimacy….”   by laine perry   I had become the teacher’s pet by default. The rest of the kids were idiots. A few may have had unrecognized potential. Could be,…

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oceanside truth

I don’t live here because of Tony Alva, my neighbor, the famous skater. Although, he did help me install a smoke detector in my store a couple of years ago. I live here because of the sunsets….”   by laine perry   Just when I think I’ve finally found a…

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caliguluck

They see our faces and it makes them sad and guilty, even wistful. Their own tattoos remind the men to take their shot and let us pass. I say I don’t look at men but I do hear their voices full of longing, broken faith and hot, hot, heat…”  …

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leftover wine

The low lamp light cast an evil glow over his handsome face reminding me of what a pumpkin really can become, and quickly. I set my fork down and listened in…”   by laine perry   He was talking to me as he rarely does about his dreams. They weren’t…

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first deer

I had always known I’d kill a deer with my own hands and eat it too, if that became necessary. That’s the kind of vegetarian I was…”   by laine perry   The first time I saw a deer my dad was in the middle of a swerve on an…

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pirate pete

A few pints later I was on the other side of the island wrestling with a pit bull in a circle of Pirates, Pete among them. The jalopy that had hauled us belonged to Pete’s friend Al, the jewel thief… “   by laine perry   Pirate Pete was sitting…

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taco tuesday

It’s a good time to leave. St. Patty’s Day in Boston is dangerous for a non-denominational drunk like me…”   by laine perry   True Beauty is a bartender over at J.T. Cavanaugh’s place. I go over there every Tuesday for tacos. If a bar doesn’t have tacos on Tuesday’s…

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the year’s best kept secret

He had come for the coffee. The eggs looked strange with an unappetizing sheen. Resisting a bruised banana he continued out to the hallway that led to the conference room. It was cold, a vast chamber good for echoes…”   by laine perry   In his room at the Howard…

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the van that got away

I was helpless; mesmerized the way I had been years ago at our grandfather’s funeral when the undertaker had made him up to look like Dracula. I was angry and curious. Lill had been enchanted. She liked our grandfather in that guise and danced around his open casket blowing kisses…

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feel me gone

I was thinking, if I died tonight and never slept the whole night with Johnny Cupcakes, I would call it an only fairly satisfactory life….”   by laine perry   I have never wanted to sleep with any man more than I want to sleep with Johnny Cupcakes. I don’t…

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