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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

unspoken



        How long does this last? he wondered, spreading his broad hand across her belly. Inside his head, he heard her reply, closer than his own thoughts,
        As long as you want it to, and she looked at him with that unspoken answer in her smile.

Friday, March 17, 2017

convo

Whack. whack.  He drops the head of the hammer on a large ant making its way across the board he's sitting on.

What are you doing?
What does it look like?
That could have been one of your relatives in another life!
Whack. Take that Uncle.
But why?

Have you ever been bitten by an ant?
No, but maybe if you stopped killing them they'd stop biting you?
Listen to yourself. Whack, whack. Those two won't bite me anytime soon.
But your ancestors!

Who the fuck wants to be an ant? I'm speeding them on to a better reincarnation. A nonbiting one. Whack!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

sound track


Theme

This, from last August.... It's important I keep my finger on this pulse as I revise. 


It's taken a while, but I've discovered the theme of my book is touch and connections.
I'm not sure how knowing theme matters when the thing is already manifested. I sure didn't think about it going in.  Themes are funny things.They sneak in over time and one day, you flip back a shutter and there it is, a sleeping bat clinging to the wall, it's eyes scrunched shut and muttering "Good. She can't see me."

Not much of a reach for a stitcher, this tactile thing. There's just no denying it.