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BOTH DIED

  My mom, the ACTRESS – third from right, middle row.  As ACTRESS she was Saturday Special Matinee Headlines.   Mom was happy;  ACTRESS was not. Too bad.  Mom was sweet, kind, humble.  ACTRESS was witchy, rude, arrogant.  Even  Dad didn’t … Continue reading

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OF BEING EIGHT

Sorrowful old house befitting my memory. Mom was moaning.  Dad told me to go feed the pigs.  I did.  Went back.  Dad said go outside and don’t come back until he called for me.  I did. I could see everything … Continue reading

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ANSWERED PRAYER?

I thought I was humoring kids when we prayed for their pets, until one morning ….. **************** I glanced out the icy window,  I must find Buttons.   I had looked until it got too dark.    He’ll be so cold.  … Continue reading

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CHANTAY

  Claire checked the note again.  Number four from bottom on right. Long hair.  Her name is Chantay. Holding back tears, Claire smiled.  The parents had kept the name Claire had given the two-hour-old baby with Claire’s DNA.  The baby … Continue reading

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RETIREMENT PLAN

“Best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry…”  Robert Burns Fifty-four-year-old Benny had been janitor in the old Watcalf Building for thirty-six years.  No job; can’t retire.   He knows this place; it has all the necessities for home – … Continue reading

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WHAT DOES AUNT GILDA KNOW

Aunt Gilda is bringing more pickle relish.  Other years Cissy had expressed thanks and added them to the shelf.  But this time, Aunt Gilda wants to pick up her nine empty jars.  Cissy had to empty each one and make … Continue reading

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THE ODD SPOUSE

Her scientist husband was at it again.  It infuriated her, amused her, interested her, and drew her to him in spite of his oddities.  She admired his inquisitive brain.  This time he had somehow made a magnetic field in the … Continue reading

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NEEDED: A HERO

Ellajean tried to engross herself in the adventures of Western romantic fiction.  A genre generally dependable to have a happy-ever-after ending as the hero rides off with the new bride he won with his “good day, Miss” manners, his winning smile, … Continue reading

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JACK OF ALL TRADES

Jack of all Trades, handyman, tinker Quite an extraordinary thinker The kids were excited and ready to play They pouted when told to wait ‘til next day Dad is going to need some time To make it strong and sturdy … Continue reading

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NOSY OLD BUSYBODY!

  I was a new resident in the neighborhood.  I passed this house everyday going to work, then coming home.   I began to notice that the blinds were opened a bit just above the window sill.  An old woman was … Continue reading

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