Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Caught on a never-ending merry-go-round of memory, thoughts of the present and future lost their handhold.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The hung jury was lynched with the blessings of the hanging judge.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Irene's in-born pessimism had turned to nihilism by her teenage years.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

The old man kept up a steady stream of dirty jokes while we drank together in the bar bathed in late afternoon light.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Dale played it close to the vest in matters of love but when it came to hate he threw all his chips in.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The idea of clothes being anything more than a utilitarian object, like a screwdriver or a watch, had never occurred to me until seventh grade when my father's old Army jacket I'd worn for years was suddenly in vogue.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

One hand on the wheel, the other trying to hold back the blood from his wound, Jerry drove blindly heading anywhere as long as it wasn't back to where everything had gone wrong.

Monday, April 21, 2014

She no longer recognized the old neighborhood with its new glass-and-steel-fronted shops and young people who reminded her of magazine ads.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Saturday, April 19, 2014

James stumbled across one of his father's essays and was briefly reunited with the man he barely knew. 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Doc decided he would be the last bastion of the English language and fought the texting generation to a standstill in his classes, forcing them to the edge by disallowing even the use of contractions.

Monday, April 14, 2014

He moved like a jungle cat, the crowds of the city streets parting at his approach. 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Friday, April 11, 2014

"I realized how soft we had become, the toughest couldn't shine a candle to our forefathers," Mark told me as he packed up his things and headed into the wilderness.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

It was bad enough he was facing murder charges, but Derrick just couldn't comprehend how God could allow him to suffer with hay fever, Kleenex shoved up his nose to stop the dripping, at trial.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Sometimes it got so bad he slept in his boat to avoid going home.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Their paltry possessions were dumped on the lawn during the eviction.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Friday, April 4, 2014

The shot rang out and reverberated through the nation, through time, through race, creed, color.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

They found the book -- "Behavior Modification: Principles and Procedures" -- tucked beneath Fifi's dog bed.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

We shot pool, drank American beer, and listened to the tunes from home on the jukebox while outside the war continued to rage.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014