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Swim Cinema

Posted by on Oct 24, 2012 in Short Stories, SOUL FOOD | 6 comments

Swim Cinema

The sassy saga of Dot & Dash continues …   “Good morning, Dottie,” Amy said.  “There’s a package on your desk.  Sorry, but I opened it before I realized it was from your brother.” “Is it ticking?” Dottie asked as she sailed past her secretary and into her office. Amy laughed and followed Dottie in and placed a tall mug of steaming coffee on her desk. “What is it?” Dottie asked and lifted the pink tissue paper from the box.  “What’s he up to now?  Ooh, what weird sunglasses.” “Actually, they’re 3D glasses.” “3D?” “And...

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Om on the Range

Posted by on Oct 2, 2012 in Short Stories, SOUL FOOD | 12 comments

Om on the Range

The sassy saga of Dot & Dash continues …   “Dottie, I know you’re there.  I can hear you doing crunches,” Dashiel sang into his sister’s answering machine.  “Come on, sweetie, pick up.” “I wasn’t doing crunches,” she snapped after grabbing the receiver.  “I’m watching Jeopardy.” “Feeling superior?” “Somewhat.  So, what’s up?  How are you?  Where are you?” “In New York.” “You’re back and you haven’t picked up your dog yet?” Dottie glanced across her living room to her brother’s Pomeranian as it licked itself on her sofa....

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A Faithless Revelation

Posted by on Sep 16, 2012 in Short Stories, SOUL FOOD | 0 comments

A Faithless Revelation

 = for F.R.P., who is still at war = The name on the door pierced him with guilt. But the church—perhaps the last vestige of Catholicism left in what is now Chinatown—appeared when he was most in need of penance. Though he would not self-identify as a Christian and had never been a Catholic, his sin drove him, with its emptiness and its immense weightlessness, toward the despair of the unpardonable. The tears that had burst out of him down by City Hall turned his baby face to raw hamburger, and he wandered in a daze through the stinking...

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Unday Runch

Posted by on Sep 16, 2012 in Short Stories, SOUL FOOD | 14 comments

Unday Runch

The Dot & Dash Chronicles is a series of humorous episodes about adult twins, Dot & Dash Hammond.  Dot is a straight — and straight-laced — executive, and Dash is gay and suffering angst over every aspect of his life.  Dash eventually experiences an epiphany that creates positive changes in his own life which radiate exponentially to family and friends.   “Ms. Hammond, your brother’s on line one.” Dottie Hammond swallowed a mouthful of air. “Did you tell him I was in?” “Um…yes. Do you want me to take a message?”...

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Sky

Posted by on Sep 12, 2012 in Short Stories, SOUL FOOD | 0 comments

Sky

My name is Kaleb St. Clair.  I start my day with meditative prayer watching the sun rise behind a curtain of clouds.  The breeze is light and the weather report promises low winds – perfect for skydiving. After months of intensive training, I am finally ready for my first solo jump.  I never imagined that having such a profound spiritual experience during my first jump would lead me toward become a certified skydiver. I am anxious on the plane as we gain altitude.  I notice how beautiful the clouds look as they gather.  To calm my...

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