Category Archives: Hurricane Camp Stories

HCS (V, 6): Where Music Comes From

Where Music Comes From Things look so bad everywhere In this whole world, what is fair? We walk blind, we try to see Falling behind in what could be— Bring me a higher love… Where’s that higher love I keep … Continue reading

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HCS (V, 5): Heroes

Heroes What’s my line? I’m happy cleaning windows, Take my time, I’ll see you when my love grows, Baby don’t let it slide, I’m a working man in my prime, Cleaning windows. -Van Morrison When we are all young, we … Continue reading

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HCS (V, 4): The Moon Is Brighter On Dauphin Island

The Moon Is Brighter On Dauphin Island “If this was the cold war, we could keep each other warm, I said on the first occasion that I met Marie.” -Josh Ritter, “The Temptation of Adam” Cora left. I spoke at … Continue reading

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HCS (V, 3): Barbie Skin Calluses

Barbie Skin Calluses “To call for hands of above to lean on, wouldn’t be good enough for me, no.” -The Knife, “Heartbeats” I pulled Astro out of the Waffle House parking lot. Soon my grandfather and I had left behind … Continue reading

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HCS: Launchpad McQuack (V, 2)

Launchpad McQuack “This is the way to burn,” the fuse seemed to say to the more docile, slow-witted candlewick. ‘Brilliantly, ecstatically, irrepressibly. This is the way to burn.’” –Tom Robbins About 20 minutes after I left the tattoo parlor, Eddie … Continue reading

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HCS (V, i): Reset

Reset “Should a man wax tears, when his wooden world fails? In town, leaves were paper, but the hills were a flock of faiths…” -Derek Walcott We were ghosts in the building over that last week of December. Everyone else … Continue reading

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Hurricane Camp Stories: Part V (Cover Page)

Part V December 25th, 2006 — December 22nd, 2007 “These minutes, these hours, these days.” -Chris Knight I stared and stared and victory filled up the little rented boat, from the pool of bilge where oil had spread a rainbow … Continue reading

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