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A California writer/photographer whose eclectic dreams are more vivid than his waking life. Poetry, Humor, Sexuality, and Fiction —

Sex and death prompt

Photo by VetoNogueira on Pixabay

I sit distracted in my study,
stimulated by the cocaine,
psychiatric books lining my shelf,
thinking about plumpish bottoms,
and arousing erogenous zones

My mind drifts along Gürtel road,
the red-light district
where phalluses all throb
and libidos lust after the jewels
underneath the petticoats

I imagine the pleasure I’d…

Somewhere in the desert. Photo by author, Mark Tulin

A photo essay

I enjoy taking a picture within a picture, that is, in my side view or wing mirror in which images are closer than they appear. I’ve always been fascinated by the photos I see in the rear of cars and bicycles. …


In the Costco parking lot

Photo by tokaijru on Pixabay

Once we pulled into the parking lot, I realized I had forgotten to wear my orthopedic shoes. When you’re my age, you don’t want to walk around on hard cement very long, or your heels will ache.

“Esther,” I said. “You do the Costco shopping, and I’ll stay in the…


Photo by Clay LeConey on Unsplash

Gil was a kid I knew in high school. My friends and I used to call him Creepy Boy because he had a big block head, sharp, crooked teeth, and grizzly hair on his cheeks. …

A perfect hideaway

Photo by Mustangjoe on Pixabay

My mind is a makeshift raft,
that drifts leisurely out to sea,
far from reality, friends and family,
and all the responsibilities

I hear the sounds of a bubbling waterfall
The folk songs of Antigua
The reggae, the salsa, and the calypso
of my Trinidad and Tobago

I am somewhere…

Mark Tulin

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