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Twilight in the Spaces Between
Every cell in Super Max is occupied
Oh God. Oh sweet lord Jesus
Room? Maybe the Green Lounge on the city’s
Virgil runs the agency Andrea works for. They
North Dakota. Killed a good Samaritan stupid
The FBI boys and the Royal Canadian Mounteds
Clymenestra. Clive’s mother
Benning’s crotch. His entire body stiffens
Southwestern Louisiana is hot and humid.The
Twilight Pop. 731. 25 Miles.’ Under this:
Twilight Chronicle. A photograph of Clive
Andrea’s eyes. The feel of her father’s hands
N’orleans? Port Charles? Jacksonville?” he
Andrea nods. “Too well.”
Clymenestra. The two women take each other’s
Andrea doesn’t know what to do… how to react
I was thirteen I had a driver’s license that
Clymenestra. “She is a guest in our house
Clive’s intended’s bags out of the car and
Clymenestra. “You are part of our family. I
She seems satisfied with what she finds. “You
Andrea’s head. A group of circus freaks
Did she lose it? Did she ever have one? She
Patsy Cline’s “Sweet Dreams (Of You)” starts
The bullet tore through Clive’s side. He made
There is a bathroom right next to Clive’s
She’d almost like to hear that sound. She
Cassandra dances. “Ma-mee!” she pleads
He finds a ‘Best Of’ collection by Patsy
After Midnight” plays. There is a bobble-head
Dreams (Of You)”. It brings a smile to
She remembered listening to Teresa Brewer
Andrea. She made Andrea think of those black
But that’s all right. I’d rather I never saw
Growing up he would have been called “Pizza
Face” or “Zits”. This might account for some
That she’s lying? That when he takes her they
Ann Marie Kaspersak was at least 45 years
But business was business. He’d learned to
Ann Marie Kaspersak. People who deserved to
Clicks. Blue flame flickers. Ann Marie
Marie Kaspersak needs to die. He had only
Someday I will come back and find them. Some
Dinosaurs walked the gardens of Eden. And
Preacher’s group. The women avert their eyes
A pleasant tingle rides through Blake’s
There’s a radio from the fifties. She
They were drinking… he was drinking. They
Blake doesn’t understand. “Unfinished…”
Andrea’s face. “You hear what she said
Juvenal’s response is painfully evident. They
Jelly Roll Morton’s “Dead Man’s Blues”. A
Another drink is hoisted. “To Catallus!”
That rambling song they played. That’s all
And a fool. But I was one before I was the
Juvenia. Juvenia has Eppie. My mother has
She stands up. “We should go.”
Or maybe some reality program.” He laughed
Andrea could not read. “Clive’s never going
He’s hiding. He’s holed up somewhere and the
Andrea got up. “I’m going back.”
Gazing at the body of Papa Catallus had this
Her hand came away wet. It was urine. Andrea
Niobe has a bottle of Jack Daniels in one
Know what works and what doesn’t. Some of
Where’d it happen? Ice?” Niobe reached an arm
She couldn’t remember. But she could remember
Andrea. “Bullshit. Really? No. Don’t tell me
But Clive… he didn’t care if he got off or
She doesn’t notice or else she doesn’t care
Children are different. They don’t ask to be
See the way it catches the light? Isn’t it
Clive Euxideos moves through Andrea
Cobblestone District room. Fragments of
Clive’s night vision is like that of a cat’s
Patsy Cline’s “Strange”. Or is it a random
Willie’s Wet Whistle
Got You”. Andrea drunkenly mangles the
Cline.” Her frown turns to a smile. “Your
Andrea remembers Clive. “Hey. You. Where
It’s...” Andrea looks at her wrist. There use
Eppie pointed. “Like that one.”
Eppie shook her head. “Nope.”
Andrea waved her off. “I can handle it.”
The office is dark. Eppie’s Father works at
Need one of them DSL or T1 lines. Like
Chicago when I could have. Should have said
Andrea’s fake driver’s license comes up and
It was real. And yet it was wrong. Nothing he
Nobody can read a story like Uncle Clive. He
Louisiana.” She was shocked at how easily she
Papa Jubel sat at the head. The tall black
Papa Jubel. There are faint markings on the
Jubel and The Tall Black Man exit. Andrea and
Aren’t I?
Jubel. They would be gone for days. Father
(Of You). The revolution of ceiling fan
Catallus had told him and Papa Jubel laughing
Euxideos’ family cemetery across the way. It
Cline’s “I Go To Pieces”. It is Patsy Cline’s
Eppie’s Father sits in a darkened office. The
Clive Euxideos. Got her ass booted off the
It’ll take as long as it takes. I can’t
I’ll tell you this-stay out of my way. Don’t
Andrea and down the other. “And who’s going
Cavalcade of Illusions and Peculiarities
Disney World. Disney on crack. White trash
Don’t kill Clive. Maim Clive. The metrics of
Thrill-A-Rama or the Salt and Pepper. Clouds
Home to Eppie and Niobe and Clymenestra
He whispers as he passes. “Andrea.”
It isn’t Clive
Andrea backed away. “Sorry. Sorry.”
Juvenal. “Fast Elk” runs the bait shop on the
Juvenal’s ear. “I got three friends gone
Andrea’s footsteps. Her lip is split. A
Like a barely held memory… a ghost. She
The way she had felt him in the Wet Whistle
That was not Clive’s way. That would be too…
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