ECLECTICA Nonfiction - Oct/Nov 2009
Oct/Nov 2009

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False Teeth
The family thought me cold because I said the old man was crazy. In truth I loved him more than them.
Don Webb


Jesus People
I knew such urgency, had heard it many, many times from young men. It was the exigency of a man in dire need of female companionship.
Jennifer Ruden


Almost Heaven
On tipsy transatlantic flights Buddhism occasionally tempts. Reincarnation of flesh makes sense from the point of view of indestructible atoms, and Nirvana has the ineffable appeal of being entirely opposite of Heaven—no apocalypse, you can do it if you try, nothing and everything is real, paradise lives on earth.
Jim Krosschell


The Price of Hope
Corks were floating in a pool. I saw yellow balloons released after having been submerged under water. We were all caught in the turmoil. Everybody was a little rubbery. Like when they film in HD and you've only got a regular TV.
Stanley Jenkins


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