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Moms & Malls

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We used to go to the mall often when I was young, me and my friends piled in the back of our big station wagon. My mom used to drive us there on school day afternoons. White kneesocks, plaid school uniforms, all talking simultaneously in our high voices. I never paid much attention to her; window down, her elbow resting on the door, cigaret dangling from the corner of her mouth. When I try to picture […]

Fear of Flying

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It sits perched on a windowsill, flapping its wings, remembering flight in a previous life.Wind, that rushing sound filling the air, thrilling the heart. The flapping is stunted, nervous. Each missed moment a reminder of past emotions, passions fizzled out, a parched aching beating inside a hallow ribcage. There was beauty once. The memory is clear, yet distant, like stale knowledge from forgotten books. An attic full of empty reminders, yellowed souvenirs from trips beyond […]

Familiar Places

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The light of the television kept her awake. She wasn’t actually watching the screen, just the shifts in color on the opposite wall. Unable to sleep she closed her eyes and imagined herself walking out of the house she grew up in. The stoop in front of the door was a watered-down kind of yellow, a faint line still visible where the babysit used to park her bike. On the left the house of the […]

Food for Thought

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The artist is the creator of beautiful things. To reveal art and conceal the artist is art’s aim. The critic is he who can translate into another manner or a new material his impression of beautiful things. The highest as the lowest form of criticism is a mode of autobiography. Those who find ugly meanings in beautiful things are corrupt without being charming. This is a fault. Those who find beautiful meanings in beautiful things […]

Too early to enjoy

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He followed her into the apartment and scanned the room. She was looking at him, seemed amused by his presence. He tried to read her eyes, they looked greener today, but maybe that was just because of the color of her sweater; he was distracted. He had come on a whim. If the train hadn’t been an express, he would have gotten off at the first stop, but now he found himself staring at the […]