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Swan Dive! Ch. 25: Mad Margins of the Mind

November 11, 2022

Thousands of pounds of exercise weights and equipment filled Kim Philips’ living room. To make room for what looked and smelled like a dingy gymnasium stinking from body odor and sweat, she had piled tables and chairs on top of each other, pushing a cabinet into one corner, a china closet into another and the […]

Swan Dive! Ch. 24: Returning to Earth

November 2, 2022

Gulls don’t think critically. Witches can’t cast crippling spells. Oh, yeah? Wait until a witch turns you into a bird and you’re flying around thinking about how to become human again. The paranormal world is only a dream away. Are the dead real when they visit us in our sleep? Does the universe inhale and […]

Swan Dive! Ch. 23: Ivan Was Dumb

October 26, 2022

Resting among thick limbs of a camphor tree and dressed in a tailor-made onyx tuxedo dark as the Black Sea, the man’s corpse looked like he just sat down to dinner at a swanky party. Smelling of Clive Christian Imperial Majesty, the most expensive cologne in the world at $436,000 per 16.9 oz. bottle, rigor […]

Swan Dive! Ch. 22: Blacks Don’t Surf

October 19, 2022

Lowering the loaded gun from his temple, Randall Lark removed his finger from the trigger and opened his eyes. The suicide note said this: “I will be the last person to die by my hand. I am sorry for everything. You should be, too.” With trembling hands Randall stuffed the paper and the gun into […]

Swan Dive! Ch. 21: Life Begins at Deception

October 12, 2022

Smelling like a slice of sugar-coated gummy orange candy, citrus scented fumes wafted from Florida First Lady Jenna DeShifty’s deep perfumed cleavage like heat waves snaking off freshly poured Alligator Alley asphalt on a bare stretch of I-75. Shaking her orange short shorts encased booty while lining up a golf ball for a drive, she […]

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