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Calling CODA

“Hello?” “Hi, I’m looking for CODA.” “What? Cobra? Who is this?” “No, I said I was looking for CODA.” “Copa, as in the Copacabana?” “No, CODA, as in Codependents Anonymous. I need help.” “Oh, gosh, I’m sorry, you must have the wrong number.” “But my therapist gave me this number. He said it was for […]

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Night of Bliss

It’s 4 AM and I’m swimming through crowds of dancers. They’re everywhere in this club–on benches, bar stools, tabletops, in every possible nook and cranny. The only people not dancing are the ones playing volleyball: two guys with Marine Corps hairstyles in neon yellow shirts, and based on their grunts and sweat stains, they’re darn […]

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Lobsterman

Lobsterman stands, as he is inclined to do, at Michigan and Pearson, tall, red, and proud. Hurrying shoppers ignore him as rain begins to fall, assailing his huge red head and shiny satin skin. For a few minutes he seems a mere shell of a man–stiffly awaiting recognition, even acknowledgment. He starts to wander east […]