Notes: Four short-shorts written for my creative writing
class. They are intended to fit together; at the same time each one is a
more-or-less independent story that will make sense by itself, though the
third fails somewhat in this regard. Oh well. Commentary is greatly
Notes: This is what comes of reading too much Tom Wolfe. It was
originally written as prose, but is formatted here more as poetry,
something in-between, I'd suppose. To get a good idea of what influenced
this, go read anything out of The Electric Kool-Aid Acid test, or
The Right Stuff. If you don't know who Tom Wolfe is, shame on you.
Notes: Some ruminations spawned after running one evening late in
the summer of my senior year. Notably to be the only thing I've ever
gotten published; it appeared in the local newspaper.
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