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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & Owner
Ray Rasmussen, General Editor

Volume 12, Number 2, June 2018
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Ruth Holzer
Herndon, Virginia, USA


Knuckles

We played a game like gin rummy. The loser had to pick a card and have his knuckles struck by the winner for that number of times. Soft blows with the flat of the deck for a black card, hard blows with the side of the deck for a red. Sometimes we’d use a penknife instead. If you flinched, you’d get five more hard ones.

ear on the rail
the thrill
of a coming train

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