Salt & Scale

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I. The boy had no name when he came up the mountain, dressed in the tatters of another life. A bald, smiling monk carried him the rest of the path up to monastery to spare his callused, bleeding feet. The monk and his brothers gave they boy bread and watered wine. They asked him what…

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Shell, Continued

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Read the first part: here. Troy had to leave eventually. As much as he enjoyed spending time at the lake with me and his newfound friend—whose name Troy decided was Marvin, after the cartoon martian—there was school and responsibility and his mother waiting for him in the city. As appealing as it was to be…

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Cut to the actor

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Adam has an ass that I swear was sent by god himself to torture me. I know you probably won’t believe this, but once upon a time I was a good kid. I went to my hebrew lessons for my Jewish mother and collected the names of saints like baseball cards for my Irish-Catholic father….

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Shift

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You walk into The Chauntecleer and look around. You don’t see anyone that matches the description of the person you’re looking for. You sit at the bar and order something, a light beer, since you don’t want to get drunk before your date even arrives— * “Right there. I want to be drunk when he…

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Pratt, the Adventurer

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You know my name, and you’ve heard my legend many many times. I won’t apologize for my fame or the long shadow I’ve cast over lesser adventurers. Why should I? I am Pratt. You’ve heard of my recent rescue of the Lady of Lilacs from the clutches of a sorcerer? Well, the storytellers have completely ruined…

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This Ain’t Love: An Autobiography of Sorts

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Call it confession. Call it smut. These are some of my sexual experiences over the last few years put into some sort of reasonable order. Play it: here. There’s an accompanying Spotify playlist if you’re into that sort of thing: TAL Playlist.


Closing the Deal

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This is a sequel to The Interview which you might want to read before taking this one in.  Nick took a deeper breath than he wanted to and a shallower one than he needed. He smiled and closed his folder. “Any questions?” he asked. One of the clients sat with his hands folded while the…

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Some Lonely Stranger

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There was this guy at the bar. There was something about him. He had a nice body, nothing outrageous, just toned enough to fill out his bright red t-shirt and faded jeans. But it wasn’t his body that made me sneak glances at him. There was something that just kind of…I dunno, called to me….

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1000 Words: The Ravisher

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I have led nineteen campaigns of wars. I had crushed whole civilizations before my first gray hair. I have seen sunrise through the haze of smoke, the light indistinguishable from that of the fires burning across cities. I have heard the sound of prayers sent up as the people begged for their deliverance. I gave…

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New Game Alert: Fuck That Guy!

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So I finished my Twine game. Here it is: Click the image to play. Keep it mind that so far I’ve been the only one to play it, so if there’s anything broken, weird, or otherwise email me at benjibright (at) gmail dot com. Here’s a playlist of all the songs that play throughout the…

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