Monthly Archives: August 2015

camera obscura

The lock-checking man attaches another puck to the unit of a delinquent renter, 434, and were the drying fans of the automated car wash silenced along with the high pressure nozzles and the earphones from his MP3 player he uses to drown out all the noise, he might have heard Gray’s screaming. Continue reading

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It was, it was you.

Karen learned and believed since a tender age that her value as a person would be ameliorated as a mother. Continue reading

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this new peephole

The emotion that drove Gray’s abduction is growing more cognitive, while Gray’s emotion is retreating to something more primitive. Continue reading

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to risk

This is a ritual she devised after therapeutic sessions dealing with her sense of worthlessness, a mine attached to the bottom of her soul when her first husband left her for someone fertile. Continue reading

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the panic is palpable

Elaine Southwick lives alone, but that does not mean she has a cat. Continue reading

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induced labor should be regulated

The highlighted record had no numbers, no amounts of what was prescribed, and no notes of what was administered, because that information was part of the treatment of the mother, not the baby. Continue reading

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that catch-all, paper-thin parenthetical

Flooding leaves behind this same smell, or a tornado, the undoing of old construction, a mold mixed with the unlocked dust of gypsum released from its paper sandwich. Continue reading

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of course he has to go now

It is here where the irony of this is not lost on Ian. He is about to perform a procedure that if unwarranted would be considered torture, but for Gray, this is the only way Ian can get fluids into him barring an IV, something outside of Ian’s scope of care for his daughter. Continue reading

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counting on the kindness of strangers

He processes her, sizing up this little woman with this strange request. Continue reading

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they do have the same head shape

The second-guessing noise in his head about this whole mess gets louder, the doubt, the fear, the irreversible and mounting consequences of every moment that passes with this guy duct-taped to a chair in a storage unit. Continue reading

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