Monthly Archives: September 2010

The Waning Days of Jane Grey

1. The first day Jane Grey’s mind went wandering, she meandered through a dry riverbed leading into brown hills. Eventually she came to a dead wood. Leaving the riverbed, she heard a clattering and triumphant shouts. She followed the sounds … Continue reading

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Streams of water and consciousness

In the mirror he could see his face was rounder. It drooped near the neck and his cheekbones no longer shone through taut skin. (Two people in one day), he thought. He saw where an eyebrow was escaping across the … Continue reading

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Dressing for a Party

I wrote this in an hour one June day in Wroclaw, Poland. I’ve since distilled it, but it remains as true to me as the original. Recall when we were young, when I grimaced – doubled over in dramatic agony … Continue reading

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