Category Archives: Shuffle the Cards

33 Wild Is the Wind

Joel dances with a clown who has long Raggedy Anne’s type hair; it’s a slow dance to a slow song, Wild is the Wind, recorded by David Bowie in 1976, and written by Dimitri Tiomkin and Ned Washington in 1957. … Continue reading

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32 The Seven of Coins (reversed)

       Bridget pulls the reading into a tighter formation. “We should finish during the break,” she picks up the deck of ignored Tarot cards and and offers them to Ethan.       “I don’t see how you can concentrate on that at this party,” … Continue reading

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31 The Circus Is Coming

       “Honk, honk,” Steve McSwain taps his horn, but like the other vehicles around him, it doesn’t help. The traffic is not letting up and the GPS can’t find the satellite. He looks ahead, and although he is sitting taller than … Continue reading

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30 Not What You Think

       “Damn it. Fuck.” Steve McSwain curses and bangs his hands, now fists, on the steering wheel of the International Harvester. Traffic is at a crawl on I-80. He turns on his portable sat-nav. It can route him around the traffic. … Continue reading

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29 Saved Our Drinks

       Tap, tap, the band is in position on the stage and Bixxter leans down over the microphone. Tap, tap, “is this thing on?” He asks.       The crowd at the party has grown to about 60. It is an amazing turnout. Some … Continue reading

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28 Chicago Dog

       The Argonauts finish setting the stage with the calliaphone in the center. Veronica sits at a stool behind it and powers it up. Like an electric kettle, bubble and hiss, it comes to life after five or so minutes. She … Continue reading

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27 Recent Influences, First 2 Cards

       The front door klaxon goes off. Phoebe swallows and looks around for Comma. “COM,” but no answer. She stands, “COME ON, COM. COMMA, WHERE ARE YOU?”        Clowns sitting at the other spools hear her and chant after her, “Comma, Comma, … Continue reading

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