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December 10, 2002

I Forgot How to Talk to Women

I used to flirt with women a lot. I still flirt with a select few who sort of invite it, but my skills are not really as honed as they once were. Not that I was Mr. Suave back in the days of yore, but I was definitely good at flirting, especially the kind that leads absolutely nowhere.

Now I’m not.

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December 3, 2002

The Many Pleasures of the Female Form

Title: The Many Pleasures of the Female Form
Genre: Comedy/Western
Length: 3 pages
Synopsis: A depressed cowboy shares the story of his parents’ unconventional romance.

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Posted by D. B. Bates at 3:05 PM | Print-Friendly | Comments (0) | Writing, Short Fiction

December 10, 2002

Queen of the Castle

Title: Queen of the Castle
Genre: Drama
Length: 4 pages
Synopsis: A seemingly innocuous action from a little girl takes on symbolic meaning as it shifts the balance of power between parent and child.

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Posted by D. B. Bates at 3:10 PM | Print-Friendly | Comments (0) | Writing, Short Fiction

December 17, 2002

Pima Road

Title: Queen of the Castle
Genre: Comedy
Length: 5 pages
Synopsis: Juvenile delinquents get chased into the depths of a Phoenix sewer tunnel after innocently hurling rocks at passing cars.

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Posted by D. B. Bates at 3:12 PM | Print-Friendly | Comments (0) | Writing, Short Fiction

December 7, 2002

Leaving Her

At one time, I tried to write serious songs. This one, and “Meeting the One” boast very personal lyrics, and consequently, they’re sort of bad and self-obsessed. That’s why they ended up forming “a shrub in the hedge maze of life.” I had enough dignity to realize my histrionic melodrama would only make me look bad, unless I pretended it was ironic and put it out there for people’s amusement.

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