Buckminster & Amber 68 – The Bucks Starts Here – Part 1


I felt sorry for Amber . . . a kat of the streets in Paris, 1850. I could understand her need for absinth. She’d had a difficult childhood and was leading a difficult life with no skills and little to work with other than her body. She had one of those for sure, and used it when she had to.  Between customers she was grateful for a warm, dry place to sleep . . . extremely grateful.

        She was a good model and could hold still for long periods of time, the second thing she was good at. I paid her a few centimes to sit for me once or twice a week. It was a convenient arrangement for both of us.

        Katesse and me had a loft near the Barriére d’ Enfer. We were both artists. He was good, a bit eccentric . . . perhaps mad, but He created a style that would be imitated by Jackson Pollack decades later. He was ahead of his time.


Misfortune does not have to wait for Kat ahead of his time.

        I too, was on the cutting edge, but more successful and will tell you more about that later . . . or should I begin my story now?

About Bruce Louis Dodson

Bruce Louis Dodson is an American expat now living in Borlänge, Sweden with his wife, cat and dog. He is an artist and world traveler who writes fiction and poetry and practices photography in his less than copious free time. His work has appeared in: Barely South Review - Boundaries Issue, Blue Collar Review, Pulsar Poetry (UK), Foliate Oak, Breadline Press West Coast Anthology . The E-buffet, Qarrtsiluni, Struggle Magazine, Pearl Literary Magazine, Contemporary Literature Review: India, 3rd Wednesday, Sleeping Cat Books - Trip of a Lifetime Anthology, Northern Liberties Review, Authors Abroad - Foreign & and Far Away Anthology, The Path, Page & Spine, The Crucible, Sleeping Cat Books -Trips of a Lifetime, Vine Leaves, Pirene's Fountain,Tic Toc Anthology - Kind of a Hurricane Press, Cordite Poetry Review, Buffalo Almanac and mgv2.
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4 Responses to Buckminster & Amber 68 – The Bucks Starts Here – Part 1

  1. This looks like the start of something good, though I do miss the Shaolin temple…
    You’re very good at ancient proverbs – let’s have more of these sage sayings !!!!

  2. catnipoflife says:

    Hope you did not stop here! 🙂

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