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An homage to Kurt Vonnegut, jr.

The Old Man Shifted – Chapter 3

The old man limped down three rows and threw himself down on the fine, upholstered chair that he knew better than his own soul.  He rested his cane on the seat beside him and looked sadly at the big screen … Continue reading

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The Old Man Shifted -chapter 2

    He smiled inwardly as his monkey mind spun and danced, trying to grab his attention, to pull him away, but he was having none of that.  He could hear the gentle, soothing voice of Dr. Maxwell Maltz, the … Continue reading

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THE OLD MAN SHIFTED

    The old man shifted in his wheelchair.  He punched some keys on his computer’s keyboard.  His wife hollered across the room at him, “Are you at it again?” “Yes, dear,” he said. “Well, you’re stupid,” she said.  “All … Continue reading

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CHAPTER 4 (Modern Love)

I peeked through the peephole of my front door.  There were three stern-looking men on my front stoop.  Their beards were appropriately long and shaggy.  They dressed as I dressed; yet, I did not recognize any of them. I called … Continue reading

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Chapter 3 (Spartacus)

Now comes a rapping on my door, the familiar tap-tap-tap of my old friend Mohamed Hashim Laith-Osman.  If there was ever a man worthy of his name, this man is one.  He fought with me against Rome decades ago.  He … Continue reading

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CHAPTER 2 (Illusions on a Double Dimple)

(I realize that some clarification is needed, here.  This particular CHAPTER 2 has nothing to do with extra-terrestrial monsters or gothic horror tales from a long-lost century.  This is the 2nd chapter of a different story, a story of Earthly … Continue reading

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SWAMPGOD – Chapter 4

T’ung J’en [fellowship with man]               Onboard the Forcados Princess, Forrest Avery and Henry Dawson cringed beneath the gaze of the monster.  Its one elongated eye studied them thoughtfully as the men watched the silhouettes of their comrades dissolving … Continue reading

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