About Art Edwards

Art Edwards's third novel, Badge (2014), was named a finalist in the Pacific Northwest Writers Association's Literary Contest for 2011. His nonfiction has appeared in Pear Noir!, HTMLGIANT, PANK, Word Riot, The Rumpus, BLEED, The Weeklings, Salon, The Writer, The Good Men Project, and The Nervous Breakdown.

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The Bastard Who Last Cut My Hair

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Monday, August 24th, 2015 | 1,691 views

It’s always been six or eight weeks since my last cut, and I always want the same thing, which is to get my hair back to the way it was when I last had it cut by DeWayne. DeWayne mans the chair next to the bastard in this three-chair barbershop in Oak Grove, Oregon, an unincorporated suburb of Portland that doesn’t boast a multitude of options, so I have to take what I can get. Of course, my solution should be to get my hair cut by DeWayne every time, but this is one of those antiquated places that doesn’t take appointments, which means my options are to come through the front door, declare “I’ll wait for DeWayne,” have a seat, and wait for DeWayne to finish his last charge. Or I can just get my hair cut by the always-available John.

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