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MATH OR DOODLES?

Teacher notes in Jeron’s folder “He’s capable but unmotivated.”  Succeeding years revealed the same conclusions from teachers, principles, and counselors.  They tried.  The turn=around happened in a high school math class.  Jeron was doodling in his workbook instead of doing … Continue reading

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A LIGHT IN THE NIGHT

Clive pitched forward as the wheel hit the curb. The mirror showed glitter behind him.  Now his only glitter was left behind. Back when the bills were paid.  A wife with a diamond ring, a lover in her shimmery red dress, … Continue reading

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THE SPEAKEASY

Punch the button to make the three-dimensional door close, becoming a shelf for other kegs. Thus the “speakeasy” from Mr. Stanley Garland’s old livery station is hidden. The “speakeasy” – an unlicensed saloon – was the term used by a … Continue reading

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ALTERNATE PLANS

Ahhh, it’s cozy here, 75 degrees, every room. I don’t like cold; I must have a plan. So my anticipated plan follows: Plan A.  This auto-thermostat furnace, 75 degrees. Paid for. Plan B.  Generator. Expensive. Plan C.  Wood burning fireplace. … Continue reading

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RETRIBUTION

Phillip Homsley eyed the Homsley Star Gazer, into which he put his all for eight years.  It was ready.  “Is it really?”  The question nagged at his conscience.  There was one discrepancy which he had not been able to find, … Continue reading

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WE LADIES, THREE

I joined a group called the Widows Ten We hung together, not needing men. Two got married so we became Eight One dropped out because she was always late. We stayed stable at number Seven ‘Til two passed on and … Continue reading

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A PROMISE KEEPER

Armon stepped out of the cab, straightened his tie, and with a sigh he faced the merry-go-round.  On the other side he would become hale-fellow-well-met, inventive, energetic, next in line for assistant vice president. No let down for ten hours when … Continue reading

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RULING OF THE JUDGE

I did it but they had no proof – only circumstantial evidence.  There was a vote against first degree because “ill intent” was not proven.  Four men, eight women recommended twenty years for second degree and called it justice.  Justice!  … Continue reading

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AT WHAT PRICE – FAME?

It had been a spectacular day and all the town’s hoopla had been for his sake.  What more could he want?  Evelyn had gone on home and left him with his thoughts.  He needed a bit of quiet time to … Continue reading

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OMEN FROM GOD

I’m sort of laughing at myself knowing many of you fictioneers like morbid mysterious stuff. I considered writing about Luke’s jealous nature and the mysterious disappearance of Lucy’s former boyfriend. Ending with “What is that red liquid dropping under that … Continue reading

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