Category Archives: Earth

Every footprint casts a shadow

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Fly By [quest-narrative-in-progress]

. .. … MacGuffin: the arbitrary goal in a quest narrative. Barely awake from its long hibernation, packed tight: with an ounce of Clyde, the US flag, a postage stamp, and a quarter; the space pod wings towards a dove- … Continue reading

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Devil Wind

I reject the claim that the name Santana originates with the Indian word for devil wind. Based on historical documents, I conclude that the wind is named for the Santa Ana Canyon, in which it originates. Pronunciation as Santana is … Continue reading

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Runaway

I. Hunting season on a dusty path in rattlesnake country. I once felt a bullet breeze past my ear. But today a small child approaches, his blue tie longer than his button-up shirt. The path wells up and a wind … Continue reading

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Mud Lake

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Hers

She came from a northern place— a place with shade, where lakes rest in mountain hollows and moose wade in the shallows under a dragonfly gaze. She didn’t know the desert— where a lake is a turquoise guest drawn by … Continue reading

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We Spend Our Years as a Tale That is Told

Insomnia takes me to interesting places. About a year ago I turned to the Bible – King James Version, on my Kindle, which actually lists “God” as the author. I started with the easy stuff: Mathew, Mark, Luke and John, … Continue reading

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Before

Before the rain fell the forest sighed a long exhale. Mushrooms strained towards the light as butterflies capered, oblivious. Before the earth shook the hawk slipped off to shelter. Tectonics kissed in the dark as people labored, oblivious.

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Why Does the Dugong Cry?

Swirling along in the ever-blue sea she nurses her calf and grazes on green. She came to that place where the small men hunt, small men with small phalanges piercing the thin lobes of their small ears. They eat flesh, … Continue reading

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