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Category Archives: Insects

Hot Grasshoppers

How insipid you are, joking about our lovemaking. You’re sexual and athletic nonentities. I, in noteworthy contrast, can horizontally leap a distant meter, twenty times my body length. To match that, you’d have to long jump a hundred twenty feet. Imagine. Do you know anyone who in a day can eat his or her body […]

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Bathroom Slip

At age eighteen Bill tossed everything into his old car and moved to L.A, yearning for a life of wealth, women, and major league sports close up. He knew he was destined for distinction, he just had to figure how to proceed. He’d gotten a job sweeping concrete floors and stacking boxes in a south […]

Also posted in Falling, George Thomas Clark, Health, Los Angeles

Invader Insect

Insect size of armored dachshund dashes across carpet where I pounce and thrice club with notebook and head to kitchen for paper towel. Insect has reincarnated and resumed running toward sofa I block into paper towel pressing to hear pop and feel lubricant taken to sink for thorough drowning and squeezing deposited into trash overturned […]

Elementary Fly

In fifth grade there was boy with bad reputation. On hot spring afternoon fly landed on lip, and instantly he bit and killed fly, which tumbled onto chin. Asinine fool, shouted teacher, get into bathroom and clean yourself up. Neither teacher nor students complimented boy for having fast reflexes. How many could’ve bitten fly?

Also posted in Education, Mental Health, Short Pieces - GTC

Immortal Bug

sleepless four a.m. bathroom bug smashed on wall morose five a.m. bathroom bug reincarnated on wall

Also posted in Insomnia, Poetry - GTC

The Moth Strikes

Jason felt foul and too tired to get up when the radio alarmed so he slapped it and cursed the world he still had to wake early because when young he hadn’t done what later enables middle-age men to rise when they want.  On aching feet and tender ankles he stepped to the closet, retrieving […]

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Crisis in the Sink

Harold wasn’t going to let them blame this crisis on shoddy housekeeping.  Granted, the aged food covered with starving ants on the floor between refrigerator and cabinet must have been his responsibility since he didn’t see anyone else throw it there and couldn’t plausibly explain who might’ve committed such an act.  That, at any rate, […]

Also posted in George Thomas Clark, Short Pieces - GTC

The Ant versus the Spider

Harold’s apartment was small and messy.  He hadn’t vacuumed the faded green carpet in weeks and its odor suggested dampness and rot.  Even more distressing, books new and worn, tall and short, hardcover and paperback huddled in too many bookshelves, and papers were strewn all over a large drafting board, and all that was a […]

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