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Outta Sight

Outside a store in midtown I was patting myself with brisk efficiency yet I could not locate my eyeglasses. Amidst a surge of humankind I stood stock still and frowned as I tried hard buy cheap cialis to recall where the heck I might have placed the specs. Adrift in contemplation it was a jolt to hear my name. I knew the voice and it snared my attention. I swiveled and there stood Patrick, a pal of many years. Enthus
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To Be Continued

Leo and I got into an argument the morning he left for the motorbike competition. It was the last time, as far as I was concerned. I planned on breaking it off with him when he got back. Right away I felt a massive relief. I was turning over that leaf after weeks of dithering. I could hardly wait to launch the new phase. And then I received a phone call. A man I did not know was shrieking and frantic, “You need to ge
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Hula Girl

There was one night I went to a reggae concert on the beach, and in the crowd there was a girl dancing with a hula hoop. She was young, with long untidy hair and a long tight dress and no shoes. She had a way of snaking the hula up above her head, and with her arms stretched she made a tunnel of its descent; she undulated, dancing inside the hoop for maybe a second, then, with well practiced hips she caught the blue
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Southernmost

It was a Wednesday evening, a few weeks ago, and I was glumly hibernating in the barren drifts of the East End. I had been craving change. For one thing, ever since the New Year, I was determined to crack my habit of television-time and it was going to need to be something beyond the glory of shoveling snow. January was surging unstoppably to the midway-mark; that awful moment in man-made time where bright possibilit
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Conch Fried

In a bar, while picking from several plates of ocean dwelling foodstuffs, it was impossible not to notice a couple of hardened order generic viagra drinkers dawdling nearby, eyeballing the grub like pelicans. Next upping the nudge to comments, such as, “In my opinion, this place cialis soft online serves the best conch fritters on the whole island.” Followed by, “you gonna eat all that?” and, since of course I was no
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Key West

Customer: (Male, pony-tailed, with bandy legs and a beer belly, in a sleeveless t-shirt and slept-in grey shorts) “Have you heard what’s happening?” Cashier: (Female, blond, weathered, slender, mauve Hemp supple clothing) “You talking about the storm?” Customer: “It’s, like, minus 5 degrees. There’s no reason to rush back.” Cashier: (Smiling) “I’ve tho
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Skill Sets

Overnight, as per predictions, a foot of powder had fallen, reconfiguring my surroundings to a Whistler. When first alerted to the impending blizzard I had every intention of buying a shovel, but a good book got in the way. Late into the day snow continued to fall so I tore myself from the excellent read. Scuffling with the elements I burrowed a route to my car. I drove to town to find it unrecognizable in its desola
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Good Taste

Ever since graduating culinary school Upstate New York, close to ten years ago, Buck has been employed as a chef. If you ask him he’ll tell you he can do anything and everything there is to do, where it concerns food. He’ll tell you he enjoys a tasty meal. Buck grew up on some tropical island where he lived with his parents, a stampede of older brothers, one younger sister, and a black dog. He remembers a loving fami
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In With the New

January, Sunday, and the East End was unnaturally balmy. A cloud reclined on the ground, spreading itself generously in amongst denuded shrubbery, smudging outlines. For an instant the sun burned a hole through the heavy grey haze. Enthused by the splash of day light I ventured out for a drive. Dirty ice and slick mud lined long residential streets. Overlooking the beach, from behind high dunes where snow obstinately
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