Badminton Baseball, My Brother and Me by Gavin Lakin – Post 33

As he stood, knees slightly bent and arms at a fort-five-degree angle, the mesh racket was poised for the pitch. Winding up, I thought that some chin music would back him off the plate—which happened to be my lucky, well-oiled and broken-in little league catcher’s mitt. However, by design, the shuttlecock had its own particular … Continue reading Badminton Baseball, My Brother and Me by Gavin Lakin – Post 33

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I am very pleased to announce that my piece, "Standing Next to Everyman Social Commentary and Rock Music" has been published by Entropy. This well-conceived online magazine is for literary and non-literary content. However, they ascribe to the approach of not just being a website or magazine, but a community space where writers can share a … Continue reading *** SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT ***

Sylmar Rising by Gavin Lakin – Post 19

  In January of 1971 I turned eleven. Still have the L.A. Times’ zodiac from that morning. My year ahead would be “tempestuous.” Had to look that one up. Rooted in Latin meaning “storm.” Great. Never figured out what a sun or moon sign meant. Rising, descending. Didn’t care, really. I’d managed to grow relatively … Continue reading Sylmar Rising by Gavin Lakin – Post 19