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Brennansweaterphant
The Second Child
blbest Released Jun 07, 2014
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My mother says the grass must be burned. It’s the way of the prairie. New grass will come, thick and green, it will sustain new life, grazers and insects alike, she says, but the...

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by blbest Jun 02, 2014
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The first night it rained cats and dogs,
we were terrified. A Doberman shattered
the neighbor’s windshield;


the highways were covered in blood and glass.
There were 19 fatalities,...

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by blbest May 27, 2014
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I think a great idea to explore would be the benefits of fire, especially to a prairie ecosystem.  I live in Kansas, where the Spring months are full of smoke and charred Earth....

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by blbest May 27, 2014
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INT. Living Room – Evening


A tall, slender man enters the room. He is balding, long limbed and wearing a sweater vest and loafers. He turns off a lamp near the door. He pulls the...

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by blbest May 19, 2014
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Timothy arrives at a Halloween party in no discernible costume.


Girl dressed as cat: “And what are you supposed to be?”
Timothy: “An empty vessel afloat in a sea of hopelessness,...

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by blbest May 18, 2014
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1. We played finger gunslingers every weekend, the thick brush and limestone through the orchard our battleground. We filled the bowls of our sweatshirts with pine cone grenades....

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by blbest May 09, 2014
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My grandmother’s piano has 89 keys.
The first 88 come standard on every
keyboard, but the 89th is specific
to only this instrument.


It rose from the wood the morning
she died. When her...

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by blbest May 03, 2014
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that buried between
the bones of my body
are rockets aimed
at the sun,


that this sun can
never harm me
when I am this big,
when I am billions


of light years tall
and my wings bigger yet,
...

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by blbest Apr 13, 2014
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by blbest Mar 30, 2014
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Hello, uhh, how are you?

Good. You?

Not bad. You, uhh, sound nice.

Thanks, you too.

I would imagine you look nice as well, probably

New blouse, I like it.

This is just a little weird,...

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by blbest Jan 25, 2014
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We snuck our first drink when mother wasn’t
watching, her cup half empty, cold and unattended.
That inaugural sip made us shudder, filled our mouths
with soot and soil soaked...

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by blbest Jan 12, 2014
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I was taught that a man’s worth is measured by the strength of his handshake. My uncle made the biggest men wince with every introduction and greeting. His hands were hard, forged...

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by blbest Jan 11, 2014
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