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What We Have To Get By On

What We Have To Get By On
August 23
10:00 2013

JOHN BENNETT

Men have wives, mistresses and lovers, sometimes all three, sometimes all three at once, and occasionally all three in one person, which usually leads to a psychotic meltdown and a cornucopia of pharmaceuticals.

Women have secrets disguised as men, sex symbols personified, cash cows and studs to take the edge off their grave disappointment. Women have dream men that none of the above can live up to, and then they have children.

There are exceptions, deviations and distortions and occasionally a case of untainted love, but by-and-large this is the way of things.

This is the quagmire the angels of the soul claw their way out of, shake like dogs to fling off the mucus, then spread their tiny wings and fly into a lightning-scarred sky.

Find John Bennett’s novels, short stories, and shards at Hcolom Press. You can contact him, or get on his Shards list at dasleben@fairpoint.net. Read a review of his novel Children of the Sun & Earth here

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  1. Sanford
    Sanford October 13, 12:07

    You can definitely see your enthusiasm in the article you write.
    The arena hopes for even more passionate writers such as you who are not
    afraid to mention how they believe. Always follow your heart.

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