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IT’S A MADHOUSE HERE

Ralph sighed and gazed at pebbles between his slippered feet.  He was unusually lucid today.   The sign says, “Mental health facility” but “It’s a madhouse here;” is what the residents say.  The words sting. Three:  Four siblings, five cousins in grandma’s … 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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BUILDINGS AND PEOPLE GET OLD

NOTE:  I question whether this is in poor taste.   I am not being cynical, making light of a problem, nor being humorous.   I am exaggerating, but I am recognizing that this kind of problem exists.  We need more medical research … Continue reading

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WHY PINK? DON’T KNOW…

“Strange how they leave me in here.  Why pink?   I don’t know.  I understand the shells.  There’s four inches of water in the tub.  I swirl the shells around.  Take the blue ones to make a geometric design.   Then take the … Continue reading

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CONFUSION

They say I’m in my son’s house Too old to live alone They say he’ll care for me But I know that cannot be. My son is a baby – he is only three.   Challenge picture prompt – write … Continue reading

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