The DL on Chai

I wasn’t happy with what I wrote yesterday, but it’s my policy to post things anyway, even if it takes me a day to get over myself enough to post them.

The last couple of days I’ve been trying to make stories that are 100 words or less. There are some really gorgeous ones online but last night I only managed this:


“Recognize this?” She said, leaning gently against the counter. She reached into her pocket and pulled out a handkerchief. In marker on the corner were the initials, “DL.”

“Where did you get that?” I asked.

“From the garbage,” she replied. “Next to a spoon, a light, a needle, some porn.”

“Sounds like the motherfucker has found Jesus,” I said bitterly.

“His loss is our gain, DL.”

“I give up,” I said. “Hand me that needle and I’ll wash it.”

I also wrote a bunch of bad poetry. This was the best of it.



Chai tea

Is a redundant phrase

Chai means tea

So chai tea

Means tea tea

Why do the Indians have such a bounty of spices

The rest of the world once used their spices as currency

Fought wars for access to these rich flavors

While in India a cup of tea is not a cup of tea

Unless you’ve casually tossed in a handful of ancient gold.


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