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Stories for the Boxglow

Fictional narratives of varying quality.

Moments in which a person has come to the standard edge of things, and must face aspects of personality and emotional life which he or she has not previously faced.

1
Stories about Money and Business
Because that's where life is lived.
Friday, October 27, 2000
5 sections.
2
Speculations
Various imaginary tales.
Friday, October 27, 2000
10 sections.
3
ATM
Tell me what you think, she said.
Monday, April 24, 2000
4
Box One
It's the box, in your brain, that makes you feel these things.
Monday, April 24, 2000
5
14 Jan 98
Whiteout Day
Wednesday, January 14, 1998
6
15 Jan 98
Hard Times on Madison Avenue
Thursday, January 15, 1998
7
25 Jan 98
Two Quick Pieces, One Month After Christmas
Sunday, January 25, 1998
8
10 Feb 98
Dialogue Between the Missionary and her Seducer
Tuesday, February 10, 1998
9
01 Mar 98
Snakes and Angels
Sunday, March 1, 1998
10
10 Mar 98
Guidance Counselor
Tuesday, March 10, 1998
11
20 May 98
Day's Work
Wednesday, May 20, 1998
12
23 May 98
Shaggy Dog Story
Saturday, May 23, 1998
13
10 Jun 98
The Way it Works
Wednesday, June 10, 1998
14
13 Jun 98
Neighborhood Character
Saturday, June 13, 1998
15
18 Jun 98
Television Fantasy
Thursday, June 18, 1998
16
30 Jun 98
Knitodendron
Tuesday, June 30, 1998
17
01 Jul 98
What happened and how it happened. An experiment, I guess.
Wednesday, July 1, 1998
18
22 Jul 98
Day One
Wednesday, July 22, 1998
19
23 Jul 98
Day Two
Thursday, July 23, 1998
20
24 Jul 98
Day Three
Friday, July 24, 1998
21
Shame
A terrible thing happened in the bathroom.
Thursday, March 11, 1999
22
Tourist
When friends lecture, friends get annoyed.
Wednesday, January 13, 1999
23
Address (First Draft)
Narrator says: I'm just a gigolo
Friday, January 22, 1999
24
Tattoo
An odd little lecture from a man with symbols on his skin.
Sunday, March 14, 1999
25
Off the Sofa
A little lecture from the author of such fine works as "Off the Sofa"
Monday, March 15, 1999
26
'Thropic
Hating Life and hating people!
Tuesday, March 23, 1999
27
First Date After the Breakup
A terrible first date. A catastrophe.
Friday, May 14, 1999
28
Heat
Sex, it's all about sex.
Friday, June 11, 1999
29
Brief Interview
A discussion with a stranger about her family.
Friday, January 15, 1999
30
Rationales: A Spontaneous, Topical Play for Voices
A play about Kosovo.
Monday, March 1, 1999
31
At 10 (Quick Sketch)
Another wee story
Sunday, February 28, 1999
32
On My Way to Meet You
A strange experiment about cars and New Jersey.
Sunday, February 28, 1999
33
Fall and Winter 1992 (First Draft)
A fiction about older women
Monday, March 8, 1999
34
Daily Entry Written on Powerful Prescribed Drugs
Reality falters, splinters, death.
Saturday, May 8, 1999
35
Possible Beginnings to Science Fiction Novels
How do I start?
Monday, May 17, 1999
36
A Defense of Sexual Loneliness
A fiction which of course many readers wrote in about thinking I was a sick, crazy fuck, because people don't get it, no
Saturday, May 22, 1999
37
Shame
A horrible event.
Monday, January 3, 2000
38
Passerine Among the Natives
I'm counting minutes as she's making a documentary.
Tuesday, January 18, 2000
39
Brass Railing
What we talk about when we look at boats.
Friday, December 15, 2000
40
Art Book
The protagonist in denial.
Monday, December 18, 2000
41
Why are Human Beings So Terrible?
Lines stretched from 512 to 718.
Tuesday, December 5, 2000
42
The Subway Diary: 25-Nov-97
Dinner # 27
Tuesday, November 25, 1997
43
The Subway Diary: 23-Mar-98
Letter I
Monday, March 23, 1998
44
The Subway Diary: 28-Mar-98
Found Correspondence
Saturday, March 28, 1998
45
The Subway Diary: 04-Apr-98
Luggage I
Saturday, April 4, 1998
46
The Subway Diary: 18-Apr-98
Night Drive
Saturday, April 18, 1998
47
The Subway Diary: 06-May-98
Half-story
Wednesday, May 6, 1998
48
Love Lost to the Ylem
Quantum love's a true bitch.
Monday, March 13, 2000
49
The Subway Diary: 09-Dec-97
The Idle Urban Chitchat of (Former?) White Trash
Tuesday, December 9, 1997
50
11 June 2001
The eve of the execution.
Tuesday, June 12, 2001
51
Stories about Birds
Where the birds come to roost, on Ftrain.
Friday, February 22, 2002
3 sections.
52
Nominally Concerning a Shirt
A section from a story about two people negotiating.
Friday, November 9, 2001
53
Librarians and Tigers
A hypothesis regarding portrayals of librarians, intermixed with images of tigers in libraries. A fiction, sort of.
Thursday, July 11, 2002
54
The Man on the Roof
He was there, and then he wasn't. Click...
Thursday, November 14, 2002
55
Squirrel and Rat
I have writer's block, but feel the need to put something new here.
Monday, November 18, 2002
56
3 Chemistry Stories
An acid, an enzyme. A catalyst, a solution.
Tuesday, August 6, 2002
3 sections.
57
Fremington on the Machines
A short series: David Fremington, he of the large frame, has decided to go to the gym, with vivid energy.
Tuesday, June 11, 2002
5 sections.
58
Flash
Tuesday, October 28, 2003
59
The Flood
Monday, November 3, 2003
60
The Pencil, the Monkeys
A late night, last-ditch story.
Tuesday, January 6, 2004
61
Rejected Political Cartoons
Sans cartoon.
Thursday, January 15, 2004
62
Working for the Man
A scenario.
Monday, January 26, 2004
63
Fragments of the Doomsday Canticle
The Doomsday Canticle


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