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Onomastics.(Fictional work)
June 22, 2009 ... With my first child due in just eight weeks, I can't help noticing all the pregnant women in the world. I am pulled toward them by the same gravity that spurs me to blink my headlights at cars that share my car's make and model, or to strike...

The waiter's nightmare.(Fictional work)
June 22, 2009 ... Some of you might think the tavern is called The Clock because the clock is always ticking there, as if the guests needed time's passing called to their attention. Well, yes, the grandfather clock with its long, braided handlebar ...

The Ark in the Window.(Poem)
June 22, 2009 ... The Ark in the Window Forty days and forty nights, it rained. Deeper into the most sodden summer ever recorded, the British Isles waded. Swollen rivers burst their raddled banks. And, on the forty-first day, in...

June 22, 2009 ... Bluet Flowers have faces. They are happy or sad. Their faces change, like ours; unlike us, it doesn't mean Uh-Oh a new mood out of nowhere dawned. Technically it is immoral to kill a flower but people do it...

June 22, 2009 ... Blake A satellite sees into your heart. It is blind to the rest of the planet. Its giant eye stares all day at the one bull's-eye on its one target. It sees that your heart is sick. You're sick. All that it...