Honestly Kid

by Daniel Damkoehler


premature fiction

People in The Brenlee Story

This is a list of all the people who appear in the Brenlee Story (the original Honestly Kid posts) and the posts where you can find them or things about them. There are others who are merely mentioned who don't appear here, but you don't need to worry too much about them. The principle folks are listed in the order in which they are identified in the course of the ... +more+

Liquor Store

Billy walked downtown. Every street lamp seemed fated to click off as he passed under. None of them did. The pimple behind the register at the liquor store didn't recognize him. Billy had graduated the eighth grade with his mother. He'd feel old except she had him four days before her sixteenth birthday. Billy tried not to sound guilty as he asked for cigarettes and rolling paper. The kid only smirked and ... +more+

March 18, 2008 | Part 3,premature fiction

William and Tamra On The Porch

He told her about the old man, about Fresno, drinking coffee, and Maria, Tommy's mother. He didn't tell her who the old man accused of killing the boys. He couldn't. It felt simply too absurd. He wasn't sure it was true yet, hadn't reasoned out all the evidence the old man had rattled off on that park bench as though listing the ingredients of a favorite family recipe. When Tamra asked ... +more+

October 26, 2007 | Part 3,premature fiction,raw

2nd thoughts

Desk Scraps #3

Another calendar quote unearthed itself today: Who forces time is pushed back by time; who yields to time finds time on his side. - The Talmud  

March 16, 2012 | 2nd thoughts,Peregrinations

Desk Scraps #2

  The artist is a young woman of 6 or 7 whose father worked the coffee bar at a former place of employ. This mariposa she gave to me in exchange for a nickel after a good deal of bargaining down from $100, perhaps my savviest bit of haggling yet.

Desk Scraps #1

Quotes from a tear off calendar my mom gave me a few years ago. These are ones that I saved. I don't necessarily remember why I saved them all. I don't even know that anyone anywhere fact checked these. Some I liked and still like. Others must have just hit me. All here in no particular order except the order they've been in on my desk the last couple of ... +more+

February 27, 2012 | 2nd thoughts,Spare Parts