Author Archives: Catastrophe Jones


This blasted landscape of my life has left me longing not for death but simply ending for longer than I can remember. I have wished just to stop for what is longer than my daughter’s whole life, and she has … Continue reading

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Something Like This

There is a genuine wish in the drowning heart to give up the fight. It wars with the silent squalling hope that is the need to survive. The ambient white noise of her head is fading, letting in the outside … Continue reading

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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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