โ€œWe got a serious unnerstandinโ€™ gap here.โ€ย  Joe shook his head, fishing out a Marlboro from his shirt pocket.ย  โ€œI donโ€™t need thโ€™ money that bad.โ€ The shiny quarter gleamed in the late morning sun, โ€œI give you quarter,โ€ the Asian man insisted. โ€œNope,โ€ Joe lit his...

Tobey glanced around the bar with a drunken agenda clearly reading across his unshaven face.ย  At this time in the morning, only a few regulars were left in the Painted Quarry Saloon and none of them sober enough to care what burly Tobey had on...

Have you ever woken up from a dead sleep in the middle of the night with a crushing obligation sitting on your chest like a bull elephant?ย  No?ย  Me neither.ย  My sleep is never clouded with vivid dreams or horrific nightmares.ย  To me, it is...

I light another cigarette.ย  My lips, pursed upon the filter, draw the tobacco to ignite as my lungs crowd with smoke.ย  I had quit the habit some ten years prior due to health provocation, which may explain why I choked and wheezed through the first...

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