byDaniel J Klein

Sit, Sip, and Savor. Read literary essays and fiction by an award-winning Iowa Writer’s Workshop author.

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My Cigar Angels

©Daniel J Klein September A New Letters Literary Awards Honorable Mention I smell September in the air as I run down the sloping hill, the new, white kite string in my small hand. The kite only twirls and twirls, its yellow rag tail grazing the ground each time it passes. Drying grass and its anchor of dirt puff up around my ankles and settle in my pants cuffs. Septembe [...]

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September

©Daniel J KleinSeptemberA New Letters Literary Awards Honorable MentionI smell September in the air as I run down the sloping hill, the new, white kite string in my small hand. The kite only twirls and twirls, its yellow rag tail grazing the ground each time it passes. Drying grass and its anchor of dirt puff up around my ankles and settle in my pants cuffs.September brushes [...]

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The Sun Worshipper

The rooster tail plumes of spray trailing extended propeller shafts of the longtail boats, their massive v-eight car motors roaring like the Daytona Speedway, sparkle with silver effervescence in the morning air for us. I want to know about these Evel Knievels, these NASCAR stock car drivers of the water.I watch as one driver puts to bear all of his dark-muscled weight onto the [...]

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The Sun Worshipper, Part 2

Continued from The Sun Worshipper, Part 1: “These women will compliment on your eyes, your bald head, your body - even if you were more fat-bellied than you are...” “COOKIE SHEET SAYS...” This CoffeeHouseBlog review is coming to you from the Thailand Immigration Government Complex. I’ve edited it here, but it was written on Christmas Day, 2 [...]

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The Sun Worshipper, Part 2

Continued from The Sun Worshipper, Part 1: “These women will compliment on your eyes, your bald head, your body - even if you were more fat-bellied than you are...” “COOKIE SHEET SAYS...” This CoffeeHouseBlog review is coming to you from the Thailand Immigration Government Complex. I’ve edited it here, but it was written on Christmas Day, 2 [...]

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Powerless In The Entertainment Capitol of the World: Conclusion

...Continued (Part 1 is here)(Part 2 is here)(Part 3 is here)Starbucks, 12824 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 9160410:41 pmAs the white woman rifles through the Times, I skip town - over to the counter for a soy chai latte.When I sit back down and begin trying to reconstruct the evening so far, my ears detect a language with an interesting accent. Two young men - one sitting in [...]

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Meet Ali, The Happy Komodo Adventurer

[email protected], Incheon International Airport, Seoul, Korea 3:22 AM Meet Ali, The Happy Komodo Adventurer I’m confronted with the question, “How open am I, really, to meeting strangers?” I don’t think I’m good at it. Others might say I am. But I meet others who I think are way better at meeting strangers and establishing rapport with them. Ali Bazzi is one o [...]

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A Rose Is A Rose… Not!

Starbucks, Brentwood Village, California 6:34 pm I don't know, I got stung by a beauty bee yesterday evening. I went to get my mail from the apartment complex mailbox which is on the edge of a nice courtyard near the pool and there right in front of me was a perfectly opened and formed rose.I usually stop to smell roses - especially the yellow-hued ones because the roses in [...]

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Daniel J Klein