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Keith reckons with a new and different Lesli

Keith reckons with a new and different Lesli

Keith studied Lesli across the restaurant table, watching the wind play with her hair, wondering just who this maniac was.  She sat there, eyes still filmed over, half-grinning, half-grimacing. He edged back far enough to not get smacked again and,...

Lesli loses it

Lesli loses it

  Lesli petulantly huffed and puffed, glowering after Kisa as she hailed a cab, got in and was gone, disappearing up the boulevard. “Hnh!” Keith looked at Lesli. “You gon’ behave yourself?” He could’ve sworn she actually sulked and...

Lesli meets Kisa and sparks fly

Lesli meets Kisa and sparks fly

Kisa’d had a few last minute things to tend to at the studio. So, lunch wound up being changed to an early dinner. Keith came up out of the subway, squinting against what was still a fairly well lit day. When his vision cleared, he spotted Kisa...

Lesli’s kiss-off drives Keith to Kisa

Lesli’s kiss-off drives Keith to Kisa

Standing in the middle of the floor, it took a moment for Lesli to recover from Keith ordering her out of his apartment. She cocked her head to one side, looking at him curiously. “I’m not walking out of here in the same clothes. You don’t...

Keith’s high hopes are dashed

Keith’s high hopes are dashed

            “Uh,” Keith asked, “you want something from the fridge?” Already heading to the kitchen. “Anything cold. Thanks.” He got her a can of ginger ale, grabbed himself a beer. Poor thing, had a blackout....

Lesli shows up and makes herself at home

Lesli shows up and makes herself at home

Keith staggered into the lobby of his apartment building looking like death warmed over. Jesse’s sub was on duty at the reception desk. A disagreeable blue-eyed blonde, Germanic as best he could tell, chiseled cheekbones, legs nearly up to her...

Last surviving Four Top honored as a living legend

Last surviving Four Top honored as a living legend

By Charles Hallman Staff Writer     Abdul “Duke” Fakir, the sole surviving original member of the Four Tops, recently was honored as a “Living Legend.” St. Peter’s AME Church in South Minneapolis on February 23 honored Fakir during...

Lesli gets a good laugh at Keith’s expense

Lesli gets a good laugh at Keith’s expense

 Lesli briefly froze, going through a few mental clicks to make sense of Keith’s remark. Then fell out laughing, pitching forward, blouse bulging. Finally she collapsed, spilling from her chair to the floor. Howling. Keith stared at her like she...

Keith works hard to stay cool

Keith works hard to stay cool

He didn’t know what else to do except say, “You look great.” Of course, she looks great, stupid. Could you be anymore lame? He forced himself not to look around in anticipation of that man who’d answered her phone stepping up next to Lesli,...

Keith plays Brenda’s set and gets another shock

Keith plays Brenda’s set and gets another shock

Keith showed up at the stage door and, despite that he carried a guitar case, the guard wouldn’t let him in. Anybody, after all, could come bopping up with an instrument trying to get in, and Brenda, in her frenzy, forgot to put him on the guest...