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Thanks Tom

When I left high school, I had no idea what I was doing. Most don’t, but I was truly lost. To top it all off, I started my post-high school life by moving with my parents to a city 1000 … Continue reading

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Chicago, and The Harbinger of Death

Since I’ve been here, I’ve grown to fear hearing the song You’re the Inspiration by the band Chicago. “Here” is a kind of purgatory: It always begins on June 4th:I live my everyday life, I go for walks in the … Continue reading

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A Caustic Summer

A new novella. 75 pages. Contact me at bradytighe@gmail.com and I’ll send you a copy. $15. DEFINITIONS: caus·tic ˈkôstik/ adjective: 1. Able to burn or corrode organic tissue by chemical action. “a caustic cleaner” synonyms: corrosive, corroding, abrasive, mordant, acid … Continue reading

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YYJ to YYC (Poem written on airsickness bag)

To compose a symphony on an air-sickness bag… The orchestra locked in this small tube and tuned up on pretzels and ginger ale. There is a groundhog day style repetition to air travel: everything happens twice: flying up and coming … Continue reading

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Weekly Exercises in Failure

Why is it that I need to see every work-week where I return on time as a failure? As if I didn’t do enough in my time off to stop this cycle from starting all over again. As if I … Continue reading

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Justifying Dylan

            I have been a Bob Dylan fan for almost 15 years. That is a time period that covers over half of my life. I’ve read his book, I’ve read biographies, I’ve bought almost every record on CD, and then … Continue reading

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Eye of the Storm

Midnight stuck at the intersection of Yates and Cook with nowhere to go watching the walk sign go through the motions as if beckoning and me too zoned out to get the message. Sometimes by My Bloody Valentine cues up … Continue reading

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