Year: 2014

  • Mike’s Musical Monday – Say Yes

    I was listening to Elliot Smith the other day and this was just too beautiful a tune not to ruin. Or pay homage to. It’s a thin line, really. I’m in love with the world Through the eyes of a girl Who’s still around the morning after We broke up a month ago I grew […]

    Read more
  • Flash Fiction Friday – The 5:22 to Greystone

    The lyricism of the conductor’s voice as he says, “this is the 5:22 to Greystone, making all local stops,” was an incredible comfort to Keith after a long day’s work. He liked the sound of it, local stops, and could picture both the stops and the locals. The local train had the soothing advantage of […]

    Read more
  • A List Of 25 Things You Should Never Do

    A List Of 25 Things You Should Never Do:(feel free to print a mirror image and staple to your forehead for ready reference) First, the obvious things you should never do: 1.     Staple anything to your forehead2.     Kill someone3.     Take something that doesn’t belong to you4.     Betray the trust of a loved one (or a […]

    Read more
  • Mike’s Musical Monday – (I Wanna) Stick It Out With You

    Before Late Model Humans there was Racy Dates. And before Racy Dates there was S&M. S&M was me and Rick Myers. Back then he was called Sal Iva so Sal and Mike made S&M. For reasons that escaped our understanding, Mike was S and Sal was M. In the mid-eighties Racy Dates went into the […]

    Read more
  • Flash Fiction Friday – The Girl at the Machine

    He could see her from the train. She was on the platform, standing at the ticket machine. A glove was hanging from her lips. Her teeth were holding firm to the glove’s index finger. She needed her naked hand for the job, what with the touch-screen and all. The tip of her nose, and a […]

    Read more