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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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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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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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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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