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Love Bubba

Nu, I got approval on my end to write you directly. So hopefully this letter finds you easily. There’s no doubt I will better relate to you once we’re both out of prison. I just ripped up a two-page rant … Continue reading

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Fog

After weeks of unseasonably warm weather—evenings in which one could walk the track in only his shorts and tank top—a cold front blows in overnight bringing with it a fog so tenacious not even the West Texas wind can drive … Continue reading

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Patricide

We decided, my brother and I, to kill our father. We decided this for no other reason than to satisfy our own curiosity, to see how much shame, humiliation, disappointment a man can take before he crumbles. Mine would be … Continue reading

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Mail Call

People only write when they have good news, so it seems. A friend has received a promotion at work. A college boyfriend, now living overseas, is marrying a Frenchman and has found an investor for a new business venture. And … Continue reading

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If I Had A Heart

Rod didn’t know his son wasn’t speaking to him until the postcard came in the mail. On the front was a picture of a child’s hand print and on the back was written the title of a song by Fever … Continue reading

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Blue Shoes

I walk back to the unit after dinner, cutting through the middle of the yard, through the impromptu flea market where throngs of men gather to socialize and hawk their wares. Among the vendors: a black man pitching Reeboks for … Continue reading

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Christmas Afterall

Jamie, Merry Christmas. I hope you and Wil are enjoying a cozy holiday together. Does it snow in Paris? I heard on CNN that several cities across the U.S. will be having a white Christmas, including Detroit. It’s been storming … Continue reading

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