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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…

new ground

In the morning I opened the door to find five of a six-pack of Tequiza sitting on the porch. It was still in the brown paper bag. ‘Hmmph,’ I said aloud, and cracked the top of a bottle.’ Blechhh…phfuh!’ I drank two more before deciding to write to the manufacturer.…

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,…

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…

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…”  …

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…