Monthly Archives: August 2017

Zumba Class

The gym houses ten rows of ellipticals that stretch back from the water fountain to a carpet of fake green turf. It’s where people self-sort in front of monitors broadcasting three types of shows: CNN for the news junkies, ESPN … Continue reading

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My Toyota Corolla

There have to be at least ten other white Corollas lined up in the mall parking lot. Doesn’t matter. Something in my body responds to the curve of its fins, even though fins on cars are about watching Saturday Night … Continue reading

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An Extra Hand

Felix stared at a tree before the next kid invasion. The tree must’ve been planted when they first built the community center, past being a sapling and now growing branches. Pick up kids from school and bring them back to … Continue reading

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From the Lower Depths: for Dorothea Lange

A living room in the street beneath the freeway where a dog barks 24/7 tied to a clothes line a sawhorse corralled near a barbecue pit pallets and bedspreads rescued from last year’s construction site a chair missing one arm … Continue reading

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Pecanland Mall: Monroe, Louisiana

God’s Infidels we drive to Pecanland on Sunday morning everyone else is in church it’s the new blockbuster Star Trek into Darkness purchase tickets wait inside a 450-seat food court eerie as a Klingon vessel. Only one other group sit … Continue reading

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