Author Archives: Catastrophe Jones

Circus Peanuts

As a child and early teen, before the years when you start thinking your parents are horrible, I used to go on long car trips with my dad. They were a highlight of my youth, and I remember every one … Continue reading

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To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before

Freedom; it sticks in my mouth like caramels, like popcorn kernels, like white bread. I can’t swallow it down right, can’t clear it, can’t cough it up, but I know it isn’t the right word. Freedom; I get stuck hearing … Continue reading

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DeathWatch II No. 98 – We’re gonna leave ’em hanging in the sky

This is Issue #98 of DeathWatch, Book II: tentatively called Heart Of Ilona, an ongoing Serial. Click that link to go find DeathWatch, the first in the series, or start from the beginning of Book II! Happy Reading! PREVIOUS * … Continue reading

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Where we went wrong

that old glory she flew so well like the wet rag she was all broken bone gone wobble and no one gave a damn down to the last drop we watched her shrivel up and die and the only thought … Continue reading

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What of it?

What of it what of it what of this shining thing of need, a bloody swelling, some balloon full of a breatheable blood — if you take a mouthful, your voice will rise, rise, rise, become a high pitched scream, … Continue reading

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