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LUXURIOUS NOTHINGNESS

Sara, in luxurious comfort, was clothed in bubble wrap and serenaded by the crumpling of gift wrap.  Why could Frank not understand!  She was freezing in “stuff”.  He loved her.  He would give the world for her to be happy – … Continue reading

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THE DUMP

“What you been up to, Pete?” “Not so much ‘up to’ anything. More like ‘down to’. I’ve been sleeping on a couch in the city dump.” “How did you get to this nice place?” “Got a job.” “That’s good.” “Yeah. … Continue reading

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IT TAKES A VILLAGE

If Ammie had not had to go to the hospital, the chair wouldn’t cause me so much pain. “She’s okay,” the doctor said.  “She has a brilliant mind.  We are going to keep her for some testing and studies.” It … Continue reading

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THE ZACCHAEUS ROUTE

“Nope.” the sign read. Feeling unwelcome but determined, Claire went inside and asked anyway. “Do you have the Guest Books from former years?” “Yes, some.  What year do you need?” “So far, so good.”  She thought. “From eight years ago.” … Continue reading

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HAVE A GOOD DAY

As Jocelyn made her way through the people traffic, she considered how appropriate her name was.  Jostling!  Jostling people; jostling schedule; jostling budget. She smiled.  She loved the start of a new day. She observed the faces of others.   Stoic.  … Continue reading

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LONG TIME ON THIS TRAIN

Another train car to unpack.  I’m now on my ninth.  One for each decade. The first four, I packed my cars – education, family, houses, cars, friends and stuff – from cars and jars to singing tunes and measuring spoons. … Continue reading

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I’M NOT FINISHED

Admiring a painting in process, I was distressed as the artist suddenly chose a different color and brush and “ruined” the art that I had seen.  My eye was seeing the product as having been completed.  Her aim was to … Continue reading

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GONE

Sarah opened the door and stopped in horror!  Everybody was gone.  She had been left. Yesterday an EP Leader left a message. “Arrangements made. Exact time unknown. Be prepared. You will have six minutes to meet Escape Patrol behind lilac … Continue reading

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IF AT FIRST YOU SUCCEED,

It’s done,  down to the menus, salt, pepper, and welcome mat.  Dad chuckled when he saw the name, Felicia’s Forte.  She was daddy’s little girl. Felicia nervously waited at the hostess desk.  The door opens…..to customers and to her future. … Continue reading

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THE KILLER TYPEWRITER

  The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.  …asdfghijk…asdffdsa….asdffdsa….yuiop…yuiop…. “Take off ten points for each error.”  The quick brown fox…  AsDfGhJkL…74 wpm take off 20 for two typos.  That’s not fair!  Seventy-seven wpm minus 30 for three errors. … Continue reading

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