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Vieux Carré

It was a new story in an old place. It was an old story with a new face. At any rate, it was his story for the first time, and it wrapped its black velvet arms around him, embracing him … Continue reading

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DADAW STORIES: Troop Train (1944)

The bursitis or arthritis, or whatever kind of “-itis” it was gnawed at Charlie’s shoulder in the usual way.  He laid his hammer down on the eighteen-inch piece of narrow gauge rail he used for an anvil, reached around with … Continue reading

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DADAW STORIES: A Day’s Work (1930)

Charlie didn’t mind the sun beating down because his hat saved the back of his neck.  Anyway, soon enough it would change into a gray, damp chill.  He didn’t mind the humidity; he was raised in it and hardly noticed.  … Continue reading

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DADAW STORIES: Moonlit Sulpher (1923)

Watchin’ a feller’s daddy go crazy is more than anybody oughta have to do. Charlie shoveled the soggy black soil over his shoulder.  Joe was huffing at the same task beside him.  On the next gouge Joe’s boot slipped off … Continue reading

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Cockscomb

Cicadas droned from the sycamore tree at the edge of the street. Farther away, up on Rosedale, an occasional automobile added its voice to the hum of white noise, and two little girls played in the glaring sunlight. They huddled … Continue reading

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