Friday, January 09, 2009

Deformed, Like an Injured Bird

Pauly is back with a brand spanking new issue of Truckin', 2009 style. Please go support myself, always honored to be included, and the rest by reading, commenting and sharing the stories with loved ones and people you just kinda like.

"The Orchard" is a story that is very close to my heart. I hope you enjoy it.

January 2009, Vol. 8, Issue 1


Welcome back to the first issue of the new year.

1. The Mollification the Foul Temptresses by Paul McGuire
The hookers at the Rio were a combination of famished vultures and parched vampires ready to pick apart any carcass. Any john. Any drunk. Anybody in their path. They were evil personified.... More

2. The Orchard by Joe Speaker
I reach for her hand, probing, touching it delicately. We don't form a fist when we come together, nothing like the taut intertwine of fingers you see lovers form, those Gordian knots, unwieldy like a stone fortress. Our fingers hang off each other's loosely, three of mine, two of hers, vice-versa, and they dangle. Spider webs in the wind. Tenuous connection... More

3. Hector by David Peterson
I remember clearly when the cops came and took Hector's mom away. He seemed rather nonplussed by the whole thing as we stood on the curb watching a bedraggled and wild-eyed woman being escorted from her home in cut-off jeans, a loose-fitting white tank top and handcuffs... More

4. Flight #22 to Denial by Sean A. Donahue
Her eyes were black as the night. Her black hair cascaded near her high cheekbones and tanned complexion. Her body wasn't made for sin but for pleasure, and the glasses she wore on her head framed her face perfectly. The only thing that didn't make sense was that it was raining over her head... More

5. Running it Twice by Andrew Moxon
There are, however, certain points of opportunity. Soft places in time, when the cockpit door comes open and we second-timers can take over. That's when things can change. Sometimes, every so often, we walk through that door and start flipping the switches... More

What a Long Strange Trip It's Been...

From the Editor's Laptop:

Welcome back to the first issue of 2009. It's hard to believe that Truckin' began in 2002 and we've come a long way since then. This issue features five stories which includes the debut of Andrew Moxon. The always venerable Joe Speaker returns with a zesty piece titled The Orchard. Sean Donahue is back after a short absence and David Peterson makes a splash in his second consecutive issue. And of course, I share a tale that has been told many times before involving Las Vegas working girls.

Truckin' needs your help with a tinge of grassroots promotion. Please tell your friends about your favorite Truckin' stories. The writers definitely appreciate your support, as do I. Spread the word on your blogs and whatever social networking sites you are currently addicted to.

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Before I go, I have to give a hearty and sincere thanks to the writers for writing for free. They expose their guts, blood, and soul to the universe. Their dedication inspires me and I hope it inspires you too.

Be good,
McG

"Nothing happens unless first a dream." - Carl Sandburg



Published by Truckin' Staff at 1/05/2009 07:51:00 PM | Permalink | Send Comments

6 Comments:

At 1:07 PM, Blogger change100 said...

Beautiful piece, Speaker.

 
At 4:19 PM, Blogger goooooood girl said...

your blog is feel good......

 
At 9:46 AM, Blogger BigPirate said...

I'm finding it hard to convey my thoughts of that piece.

I liked it. A lot.

 
At 7:54 PM, Blogger Alana said...

Congratulations on the publication. And I love the Carl Sandburg quote from McG. It's true, huh? And a tenuous connections indeed. Peace.

 
At 5:08 AM, Anonymous Peter said...

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Greets Peter

 
At 10:33 AM, Blogger bastinptc said...

I always look forward to reading your work.

 

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