Belts as weapons

We had a sort of breakthrough with Dani this week. Well, not so much a breakthrough as a revelation. We have suspected from the beginning that Dani went through something traumatic, physically and/or psychologically before making her home with us. The other day that theory was demonstrated through something as innocuous as changing clothes. One […]

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Persimmon Joe

pile of gloves

There’s cold comfort in knowin’ that Persimmon Joe was wearin’ gloves when he froze to death overnight in Vagrants’ Alley. The only good that come of it was that the cops that got called to the alley said it’d make gettin’ his fingerprints easier, and maybe they could find out his real name. Maybe contact family, […]

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Back in the black

It was another one of those days. You know the kind… the hurrieder I go, the behinder I get. You feel like you’re moving at warp speed, but everything around you is slogging along in slow motion. Every time I thought I was close to closing a contract – Boom! Another damn miracle conversion. Doesn’t […]

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Tune in at 9

“You get the popcorn and sodas, and I’ll set up the TiVo,” kneeling in front of his new DVD recorder, the minor demon looked more like he was genuflecting before an electronic altar than trying to record a television broadcast. His companion, carrying a bowl of burnt mushroomed kernels and mugs of flat root beer, […]

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Are you ready

Keeping her head down, Kylie pretended to read the rice paper thin pages of the book open on her lap. By concentrating on the words, her lips moving as she sounded out each syllable, the six-year-old could filter out most of what the man was saying. Dressed in a white chasuble, a gold tasselled shawl […]

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College tour from hell…

What I initially thought was a chance encounter, turned out to be an undeniable omen that led me to Dimoni College. It was the summer before my sophomore year in high school and I faced increasing pressure from my family, teachers and counselors to decide on a career path and where to attend university. I […]

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