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Kodak Moment

Donny stared vacantly at his estranged uncle Lorenzo. He noticed how makeup had tried to mask his uncle’s dark-skinned goateed face. It looked made of candle wax. Donny was in this same position last week, peering down at his uncle, but not in a funeral home. It was in the backyard of his childhood home […]

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Santa Always Blows His Cover

It was Christmas 1995 when Mom burnt the bacon and Dad was just getting home. I tore open the packaging to the Mortal Kombat-brand plastic ship and Ray pulled a puppy out of a box. “Ruby!” he announced, holding up the furry dog he’d dreamt of since summer. “Where’s Liu Kang and Raiden?” I asked […]