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Hot Tin Roof: Village Dogs

Today, we are going to watch Judas explode. According to some reports, the Greek economy shrank by 23% between 2008 and 2013. All the popular economists stood around and scratched their chins. A world record. No one’s ever seen those numbers. Last November, the unemployment rate stood at an outstanding 28%. The homeless count went through the roof, and then off the roof as suicides littered the streets. The health care system almost shut down while black tar heroin became the new currency. Every week, protests erupted like fire in the major cities as aggressive measures were taken by the European Union. The people pleaded like dogs from the cracked and crowded sidewalks. Winter was coming, but all the coats were burned up. […]

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Hot Tin Roof: Wait

It’s time for your annual mammogram, which, in this case, is over two years since your last one. Doctors say you don’t need one every year now, although different studies come out all the time which tell you one thing, then another. You opt to pay the extra 60 dollars this time to get the touted 3-D imaging that is now offered at the University Hospital, although you debate whether it’s worth it or not. […]

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Hot Tin Roof: Seventeen

My parents don’t want me to walk the dog after dark; I tell them I’ll be back in an hour. Slide rules rule; crushes nearly crush me. I discover the body electric—how to handle high voltage. Kissing in a cave: our lips disappear but I can still feel them. Lifting the needle on the Hi-Fi to hear Side One, Track 3 of the Bookends album: “I’m empty and aching and I don’t know why.” I can’t swallow the first day of schoo […]

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