Monthly Archives: August 2013

Nautilus (For EW&R)

It was like nothing he’d ever seen before. A curving … something, making its way through the water. Well, all right, it wasn’t water, he supposed, since the chemical formula wasn’t even close to H2O. Still, it was the liquid … Continue reading

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Why Tables Are Flat, In Answer to A Challenge by Diane Nelson

There’s been much made of the necessity for flat tables lately, especially by the younger set well before they have much sense. It’s simple really. Tables are flat chiefly because that makes it simpler to continue to find one’s adult … Continue reading

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Sideshow

“Step right up, folks, step right up. For only one thin ….” The barker droned on, his patter oozing under the tent just there, near the peg by the entrance. Not for the first time — and she was sure … Continue reading

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Dancer in Red

They think it just happens, that perfect line, the grace, the leap. Or maybe they realize we’ve had lessons, rehearsed a bit before performances. They’ve no idea. “Lessons” doesn’t mean a weekly class for an hour or so. It means … Continue reading

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