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Forum: Writers' Cafe 09-19-2018, 09:20 AM
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Posted By Prodigalson
Damn, Grace - you don't have to be so harsh - but...

Damn, Grace - you don't have to be so harsh - but Jesus, talk about right on the mark.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 09-10-2018, 01:47 AM
Replies: 6,244
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Posted By Prodigalson
Aye - a man can have a full life, but if he lives...

Aye - a man can have a full life, but if he lives long, and associates only with those his own age, the time comes when he finds himself alone. His contemporaries, and family members he grew up with,...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 08-24-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 6,244
Views: 487,081
Posted By Prodigalson
Geez, Grace - you keep that up, you'll have Nick...

Geez, Grace - you keep that up, you'll have Nick settin' out in a rowboat...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 08-22-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6,244
Views: 487,081
Posted By Prodigalson
We found her in the Emergency Room, curled up in...

We found her in the Emergency Room, curled up in a fetal position, eyes glistening in pain. No sign of anything else in them. They took her upstairs and loaded her with narcotics, slipped a needle...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 07-30-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 6,244
Views: 487,081
Posted By Prodigalson
Key words, there fleamailman. Lovers come and...

Key words, there fleamailman. Lovers come and lovers go, but a true friend is hard to find, and if you're still friends with her after all these years, I would say that trumps any primal urge you...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 07-18-2018, 01:28 AM
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Posted By Prodigalson
Part of the charm of living here behind the...

Part of the charm of living here behind the redwood curtain is having technology and services that people elsewhere would consider "quaint". Accordingly, our internet service, which is dismal in the...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 07-13-2018, 11:09 PM
Replies: 6,244
Views: 487,081
Posted By Prodigalson
I'll send you a soft copy now, if you'd like....

I'll send you a soft copy now, if you'd like. Even though a few of you stuck with me through the creation of it, no one has seen the whole thing in it's final form, complete. Remember the member a...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 07-11-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 6,244
Views: 487,081
Posted By Prodigalson
There were twenty-five radiation treatments — one...

There were twenty-five radiation treatments — one a day, for twenty-five days. They gave me lidocaine in a gel to try to swallow before I ate, and liquid Vicodin for in between. But I couldn’t eat,...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 06-20-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 6,244
Views: 487,081
Posted By Prodigalson
Ah, anna, we've been putting up with women's...

Ah, anna, we've been putting up with women's capriciousness and wickedness since the beginning of time, and we still love you.

A little bit of empowerment won't change that.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 06-17-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6,244
Views: 487,081
Posted By Prodigalson
Ah, yes - the flea seems to be a well-reasoned...

Ah, yes - the flea seems to be a well-reasoned individual, with a propensity for deep thinking, quite above it all, in ways, yet entirely human, too, in ways that only leak out around the edges.
...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 06-11-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6,244
Views: 487,081
Posted By Prodigalson
Ah, it's good to have the internet, when one's...

Ah, it's good to have the internet, when one's true thoughts are not what anyone in daily life wants to hear. When my little brother died, the sociopathic son of a bitch, these pages were about the...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 06-05-2018, 11:58 PM
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Views: 487,081
Posted By Prodigalson
That is not a bad analogy, for one who holds...

That is not a bad analogy, for one who holds steadfastedly for a cure. Hastati, principes, and triarii worked well for the Romans, and their equivalent in the present situation (chemo, radiation, and...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 06-05-2018, 12:10 AM
Replies: 6,244
Views: 487,081
Posted By Prodigalson
Aye, and I've often wondered what it would be...

Aye, and I've often wondered what it would be like to be with someone long enough to get used to them being there, and then have to face the loss of them. I think that is why I always ran them off or...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 05-13-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6,244
Views: 487,081
Posted By Prodigalson
Nah, nothing wrong at all, that a couple of shots...

Nah, nothing wrong at all, that a couple of shots of Scotch won't fix. Something to make the dailylife seem not so immediate.

I died once; went to a place where all was one, and one was all. I...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 04-11-2018, 12:25 AM
Replies: 6,244
Views: 487,081
Posted By Prodigalson
And how to know the truth, or even if the truth...

And how to know the truth, or even if the truth is worth knowing? Is it best to believe nothing, and to search for the hidden reasons behind the utterance of an untruth? For in politics and...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 08-31-2017, 06:36 PM
Replies: 6,244
Views: 487,081
Posted By Prodigalson
(In response to BP's post, of the 29th) Aye, and...

(In response to BP's post, of the 29th) Aye, and aren't we all, reflected the Prodigalson, thinking back on all the years he'd jumped to repair the cars a younger brother had tried to fix, and made...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 07-22-2017, 05:27 PM
Replies: 6,244
Views: 487,081
Posted By Prodigalson
Ah, and somehow, Grace, your link above led me to...

Ah, and somehow, Grace, your link above led me to Tom Petty and Stevie Nick, then Fleetwood Mac and memories of both wives and how much I denied myself the pleasure of music for so many years,...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 07-22-2017, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6,244
Views: 487,081
Posted By Prodigalson
Or I suppose the goblin could keep the gift in...

Or I suppose the goblin could keep the gift in triumph over the ghosts from the past, realizing that there are many coincidences in life, and if we let the past stay with us, we deny ourselves the...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 06-09-2017, 09:37 PM
Replies: 6,244
Views: 487,081
Posted By Prodigalson
I originally had composed a punctuation-free...

I originally had composed a punctuation-free mid-western-freight-train's-length response which would have tested the average reader's ability to remain focused longer than they could hold their...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 06-09-2017, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6,244
Views: 487,081
Posted By Prodigalson
Aw, shucks, guys -- I know.

Aw, shucks, guys -- I know.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 06-09-2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 6,244
Views: 487,081
Posted By Prodigalson
And who has fostered, and enabled this ludicrous...

And who has fostered, and enabled this ludicrous valuation of services? We, on our hampster (not xhampster -- that's an entirely different thing) wheels, paying far too much for goods we don't need,...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 10-10-2016, 03:33 AM
Replies: 6,244
Views: 487,081
Posted By Prodigalson
It's possible to live life without courting...

It's possible to live life without courting death, flea. You haven't missed anything.
Forum: Writers' Cafe 08-31-2016, 11:22 AM
Replies: 6,244
Views: 487,081
Posted By Prodigalson
...why did I have to read that through twice to...

...why did I have to read that through twice to catch the 'Emperor' Bush...?
Forum: Writers' Cafe 08-15-2016, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6,244
Views: 487,081
Posted By Prodigalson
You'd do well in Humboldt then, flea, at least on...

You'd do well in Humboldt then, flea, at least on the coast, for it seldom hits 80 Fahrenheit here (27 Celsius), but after Geneva, I think you'd find us a bit provincial.

There's nothing like the...
Forum: Writers' Cafe 08-13-2016, 08:06 PM
Replies: 6,244
Views: 487,081
Posted By Prodigalson
Aye, we're all going back to a howling...

Aye, we're all going back to a howling nothingness anyway, so to live long is to keep the wolves at bay, not that there'd be wolves in nothingness, and it's not really nothingness, it's...
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