Insomniac

Strange bouts of hellish insomnia beating the faith out of you every night after prayer. The constant consciousness convincing you there is a God, convincing you there never was one. A relentless reality bleeding night into day with the same seducing sunset consuming the same vengeful sunrise. As depletion gets the better of you you…

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A Letter to a Jurk

This a parody of Voltaire’s A Letter From a Turk which can be found in his book of Micromegas.   When I was in the City of Salt, on the banks of the buoyant sea, the homeland of the Latter Day Saints, I was eager to acquire knowledge. I had known the language of the land,…

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The Cat Says Nothing

There is a woman sitting on the moist asphalt in some alleyway. How she looked and what her name is doesn’t matter much to you or to me. She knows this, that her name doesn’t matter to any of us, she also knows it doesn’t matter what city she sits in. Frankly, it doesn’t matter…

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Hopeful Nihilist

“Here is my home, and here is the love of my life” said the hopeful nihilist gesturing to an empty room. “There isn’t a thing here.” Replied her guest. The hopeful nihilist looked about, confused. “What do you mean? I see a carpet, and look there is more paint than most humans see in their…

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I Should Tell You

I should tell you now, before I forget, about the color green. I should tell you about its radiation after a long day of rain, how you won’t believe how vibrant the color can be, how consuming it is to the human eye in the center of the Alaskan tundra. I should tell you about…

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Water Demon: A Wordy FAQ

So, you say you’re a water demon? Well, yeah, sure. In a way…but it is not my sinner’s status that makes me one, it is a disease called Aquagenic Urticaria. This means that all those times my skin broke into hives and my joints bled into themselves were not because of the times I used…

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Soliloquy to a Trash Can

When I turned 14 my parents suddenly stopped supplying me with everything I wanted. I thus was forced to obtain employment at a water park. Not only did I decide to work in a water park, the most trite of first job options, but I decided to work as a park service employee. This meant…

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