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A Man

Story written circa 1972

George was lying in his trailer, flat on his back, watching a small portable T.V. His dinner dishes were undone, his breakfast dishes were undone, he needed a shave, and ash from his rolled cigarette dropped onto his undershirt. Some of the ash was still burning. Sometimes the burning ash missed the undershirt and hit his skin, then he cursed, brushing it away...


South of No North - pg. 60 - 1973

Alternate titles or versions, draft titles

Notes of a Dirty Old Man

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