Author Archives: perfectsublimemasters

Of Roots, Rites, Ribs

The Orange Spotted Sunfish is one of the most vibrant freshwater fishes. It is most closely related to a rockfish, and is not a sunfish at all.   The Sea Rose (Orphium frutescens) will only expel its pollen for carpenter … Continue reading

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The Show Must Go On

My Dad hadn’t told me he was bringing his new girlfriend to the circus with us. I was twelve then. I stepped up into the cab of his truck and found a youngish woman sitting there, holding her knees in … Continue reading

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Way Up High in the Belfry

Anything past temporary was pure fiction, she knew, but it was a fiction she clung to, if not by necessity, by choice. Wyatt had been quite clear up front. She had to give him credit for that much, at least. … Continue reading

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Hack and Sack

On his birthday I brought him compression socks I hung over the bed rail before sitting in the one chair that didn’t double as a toilet. Flowers were growing in his mouth, seeds from the gift shop, the Get Well … Continue reading

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Pure Star

A trumpet played out of the hole in my chest. Long pining notes sailing up into the air. I tried to grab one in my hand but they split in two whenever I got too close. Nothing to worry about, … Continue reading

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Death or Serious Injury

Friday and I was driving all the way home to sit in the one chair that did not double as a toilet and watch my father lurch through a dream. I stopped for gas and flipped open my wallet to … Continue reading

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Checkup

She said it was not a cavity but a ghost interred in the molar. She asked if I had been around any fresh graves recently so I painted a picture of how I came to collapse at a cemetery last … Continue reading

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