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Scream When You Burn

Story written in 1971

Henry poured a drink and looked out the window at the hot and bare Hollywood street. Jesus Christ, it had been a long haul and he was still up against the wall. Death was next, death was always there. He'd made a dumb mistake and bought an underground newspaper and they were still idolizing Lenny Bruce...


Hot Water Music - pg. 17 - 1983

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Notes of a Dirty Old Man

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