The Lark
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The Lark

Sal Writes: The Beauty and Beating of the Blank Page

A short story

Sal is ready. His desk has been cleared of the clutter that covered it for months; no more bills, books, coffee mugs, socks. A vast new workspace spreads out before him, reborn like a phoenix rising from the ashes.

Reborn with a perfectly centered Royal typewriter (mid-1960s model), a small stack of copy paper, and a…

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Paul Combs

Writer, bookseller, would-be roadie for the E Street Band. My ultimate goal is to make books as popular in Texas as high school football...it may take a while.