Archive for February, 2010

Cartography #34 – Poem with Molasses

Posted on Friday, February 26th, 2010

Where there is a road sign, I ignore it.
Eighty MPH in the countryside – running
dark and in radio silence just for the hum


Posted on Friday, February 26th, 2010

A sad song, if you’re in the mood. Experiment: comment if you listened.

Now See Here! – Workin’ Man

Posted on Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

I’ve had assignments for the paper nearly everyday lately, so here’s some of the things I’ve been pointing my camera at while on the clock.

MAGICTOWN, Chapter 22

Posted on Monday, February 22nd, 2010

As I take an editorial step back, we find a chapter of Magictown in which a dream is had, an ultimatum is given, and an unwilling partnership is formed.

Cartography #33 – Collision

Posted on Friday, February 19th, 2010

One day, we will collide.
There is nothing that can
be done to prevent this.

Napkin Scratches: The Split

Posted on Thursday, February 18th, 2010

If all of my personalities were introverted, socially inept egotists I wonder if anyone would be able to tell the difference.

Dickin’ Around

Posted on Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

This week is a work in progress. Piano groove with drums. Check back for final next week!

Now See Here! – Clyde Hopkins

Posted on Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Nephew of Lightning Hopkins, this legendary Delta blues man is still at it after more than 80 years making music.


Posted on Monday, February 15th, 2010

This post contains the outline of the remaining chapters of MAGICTOWN, rebuilt this weekend after I lost the original in a harddrive crash a few months back. Fair warning: this will spoil the rest of the book for you.

Cartography #32 – Dry

Posted on Friday, February 12th, 2010

A five month dry spell
is moving hours
in several goes

Lullaby Until the Sun Comes Up

Posted on Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Close your eyes for me
Be still and know he’ll come back
Try and close your eyes for me.

Now See Here! – Zippin Pippin

Posted on Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

The fate of Elvis’s favorite ride, Libertyland’s historic wooden roller coaster, the Zippin Pippin, has been contentious.

The Withered Heart

Posted on Monday, February 8th, 2010

We’re frozen at home today, so here’s a Fast Fiction piece I have to share. MAGICTOWN is back next week.

Napkin Scratches: Sometimes Known as Logan

Posted on Thursday, February 4th, 2010

The man, the myth, the legend.

Not for Sale

Posted on Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Apparently, crawling back and begging works for some. I’m not that guy. Yet.

Now See Here! – Ice Box

Posted on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

Most of my assignments lately have centered around the rare Winter weather that blew into town.

Our Cup Runneth Over

Posted on Monday, February 1st, 2010

A 200 word cautionary viking tale about the dangers of too much drink. Taken from the current run of my Fast Fiction challenge.

Cartography #31 – Skyway

Posted on Monday, February 1st, 2010

On feet not built for back seats,
Courtney, Andrew, Emily and I
scrambled across a rain-swept
Chicago Loop parking lot
looking for Andrew’s car.


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