Bay City Runaway – Part 5

I fell in and out of sleep that night, awaking to dreams of a former life. I dreamed that I was with Laura again. We were watching TV together. I could smell her perfume. I vaguely remember the nurse coming in to feed me another oxycodone. When I woke up the next morning, pale light …

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Underground Tourist – Part 4

Underground Tourist Home “Hey, guys!” shouted Robbie trying to pull out his wallet, “We have our--” But it was too late.  They had hoods over their heads and were being muscled into the van. “What did we do?” Melchior shouted over the van engine, but there was no answer. “Goddamn it, Mel,” said Robbie, “I …

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Bay City Runaway – Part 3

Bay City Runaway Home The rain stirred the dormant smell of bum piss as we stepped onto the sidewalk. Neither one of us had an umbrella, but she didn’t seem to care, and neither did I. The water mixed with the dust on the sidewalk, creating a fine grit beneath our feet as we turned …

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Bay City Runaway – Part 2

Bay City Runaway Home As I let the steam from my freshly brewed coffee rise to my face, I wondered where she was and if I would see her again. We were both running away from cruel hands; hers dealt with a blow to the face and mine dealt by tragic fate. That evening, I …

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Bay City Runaway – Part 1

(2007) I stepped outside my favorite pub near Union Square for a smoke, belly full of bangers and mash. I was used to the cold, damp fog of the Bay Area by then, and there was no shortage of it that night. I had just taken my first long, after dinner drag when a teenage …

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What to expect from this site in 2021

For years, this site has been primarily a platform to advertise my publications and share an occasional blogpost, and I've used other sites to post actual literary content. But for 2021, I want to change that! I am moving my existing web serial/novel content to davidwilsonburns.com. I sell much of my writing in traditional book …

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