“Choking on all kinds of miscellaneous crap the big sky doggie-humped the valley as the day died and the forlorn red sun sank screeching into the atmospheric murk until it exploded like the final moment in a B movie when giant methane-enriched cockroaches gas California and a buxom blonde in high-heels lights a match.
He watched the nuclear sunset with a connoisseur’s eye. In applause he threw a half-eaten taco into the gray surging water of the Sacramento River.
Maybe a sturgeon would eat the taco, digest it, impart it within its eggs and it would end up as caviar in one of those tourist baskets along with California wine, cheese, and grapes. Maybe, he'd go swimming and one of the eight-hundred-pound butt-ugly fish would eat him and he’d become a part of the process." - From China Flats by Kevin O’Kendley (an unpublished novel).
A carbuncle is a roiled mass of skin or a beautiful gem. The incredible gem is pictured in the logo below and at the bottom of the short story section...
Kevin O'Kendley is the owner of Carbuncle Moon, and the author of all original material -- cartoons, blogs, shorts, essays, articles -- on the website (there has been a very limited editorial input in some of my work). All quoted sources are noted. I am responsible for all posts. The only blogs not time-dated are those advertising nonprofits. All nonprofits are vetted, investigated, though after the summer of 2018 my vetting has lapsed: (6/1/21).
Kevin O'Kendley: P.O. Box 172, Winterport, Maine, 04496, and 200 P Street, A-32, Sacramento, California, 95814, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Technical help is provided by an evolving computer genius, my son, Conor O'Kendley: A good kid with a great heart who can be reached at P.O. Box 172, Winterport, Maine, 04496. (Conor is in the Navy now, a swabby)
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