Blanc and Blue

Blanc and Blue

Greetings from Saint-Gervais-Les-Bains, in the French Alps! Hope this message isn’t too gi-normous.     Sorry about the tardy update. I’ve been hunkered down on a rewrite — mission accomplished on Monday. We did find some fun over the weekend, however. On Saturday we...

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Aloha kakou!

Aloha kakou!

Cameras cannot capture a fraction of the beauty of the sunsets here. Most people go inside after the disk disappears, but the afterglow often goes on for an hour or more. Tonight, half the sky was deep violet and the other half bright, baby blue. I don’t have many new...

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Enough Sky

Enough Sky

Enough Sky by KP McCarthy Not getting enough sky now thatit’s pindrop dusk and Venusflirts with a slabby moon Spalls of silver flush livid –I cannot flank desireand all this reaching for what must be, this needingto cultivate the verge,always it must be as lewd as...

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Guide Lions

Guide Lions

Velcro Voices offers literary comfort. Contributors should be decorous. Nonthreatening. Familiar. Reassuring. Properly attired. Melodious. Lulling. Try the passive voice for a change. Beg pardon. Submit simultaneously. Continually. Send your second-best work. Hush.

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The Ego Experiment – Part 1: Collective Trouble

The Ego Experiment – Part 1: Collective Trouble

The highest-placed individual in the most cultivated age and population of the world, he has not the merit of common truth and honesty. He is unjust … egotistic and monopolizing … He is a boundless liar. … all his bulletins, are proverbs for saying what he wished to be believed …

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The Ego Experiment – Part 2: Individual Resolve

The Ego Experiment – Part 2: Individual Resolve

Everyone has an ego — and you must believe in yourself to accomplish anything. As usual, it’s all a matter of degree. True narcissists are considered untreatable because they cannot admit imperfection and are expert at projecting their issues onto others.

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The Names We Earn

Will weathers the long approach in his dad’s old hat – a prospector wading through restless grasses and bristlecones whirling in time…

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