Author Archives: Kallis

A Life in Ten

Born Roger Bryce Inglewood, Jackson MS, March 11, 1971 Brother John Ebenezer born 5/13, 1973 Broke elbow on swing, spring of ’77 No girlfriend in primary or high school Found out why, fall of ’88 Did not graduate 7/7/90 Trip … Continue reading

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Ten Little Piglets

One of the new piglets was limping – a broken leg? Two others were trying to shove it away from the feeding trough. Three legs were not enough. The piglet toppled over. Four minutes later, up in the hamlet, a … Continue reading

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Writing Exercise: [Noun] in Ten

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Clarity in Ten Words: Alien Invasion

We are unconditionally unanimously unprepared to surrender. Tell your leaders.

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Fire to the Rain

In the jungle a millipede caterpillars onto a giant leaf on soggy ground. Far above, the rain drums the canopy, which collects the water only to redistribute it: Rivulets run down trees, along vines, join on the ground, picking up … Continue reading

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At the School Big Band Concert

The Big Band isn’t very big anymore: Four trumpets, four saxophones – and what’s the plural of euphonium? Well, there are two of those. A tuba, a trombone, one guitar, the string bass, and leader Henry on the Grand Piano, almost … Continue reading

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What I Took from the First Aid Refresh Course

The idea is to brush up on essentials. We learn how little we know. We worry how wobbly we’d be. We laugh a lot for obvious reasons: We are not making merry, merely trying to cope. We stall in the … Continue reading

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