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backward glance

pause in quietude answer held in gentle mind the question will come Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Flowing Water

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Insider

Your conspiratorial wink seeks my complicit nod. A pact, an inside joke among us privileged. What’s the punch line today? Racism? Xenophobia? Homophobia? Today the tacit agreement ends. I will look you in the eye – unflinchingly – and say, … Continue reading

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A Sketchy Story

Once upon a stormy night, it was a dark and dreary time. Did you hear the one about… You’re not going to believe this rhyme. It all begins on Halloween, this scary tale I’ve yet to weave. I do not … Continue reading

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Old but New

I don’t know when the original hardwood flooring was covered with carpet. Times change. Tastes change. A beautiful, gleaming oak floor in the mid-fifties came – over time – to be seen as an outdated, cold, hard to maintain surface. … Continue reading

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The Visit

“You’re early!” she complains. “Better early than late, right?” I smile. “Better early than never, I suppose.” I’m not so sure. Too late for never, though. “I’ll go,” I say. She scowls. “And come back when?” Never say never, I’m … Continue reading

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morning stirs

The clock shows six a.m. Maybe. My eyes don’t quite focus first thing in the morning. My dog Chules has awakened me with his gentle “woof” from halfway down the hall. I don’t know how he expects me to hear … Continue reading

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Rodent Robbers

Snap! smacks the mouse trap, as the spring is spryly sprung. The trap slaps shut with a jolt abrupt. Now the deadly deed is done. Wheeze! breathes the brave mouse, as she gasps to grasp some air. That’s how it … Continue reading

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