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Midnight Dancer

Issue No. 13 ~ June, 1998

At midnight the guitarist began playing music in a room in his home that had been cleared of any furniture so that the acoustical environment would be ideal. The lights in the room had not been turned on. After performing the music for a short …

Avarice

Issue No. 12 ~ May, 1998

A guy, a girl, and seven unopened bottles of water.

Food

Issue No. 3 ~ April, 1996

I was sitting in the cafe, reading and killing time. At the table to my right sat two girls, their frenetic conversation/meal punctuated with exuberant bursts of laughter. At one point, I turned my head just in time to see a piece of food leap …

I Know What I’d Like to Drive a Nail Through

Issue No. 3 ~ April, 1996

I saw him walking on campus. He was about 30 feet ahead of me, dressed in khaki pants and sandals, walking like a stupid Jesus. He knew I was behind him, but he was pretending he hadn’t seen me. It had been two full days …

Internal Affairs

Issue No. 3 ~ April, 1996

I think it be thine indeed, for thou liest in’t. Shakespeare, from “Hamlet” (V, i, 124) I told him to go and pick up the money at the bus station. And I guess he got shot. Hell, how would I know what happened? I don’t …