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Kids, blood pacts, growing up and other stuff…a short story.

“You know why girls are usually wearing dresses and have weird hairdos in drawings and pictures?” she asked. “No.  Why?” “So they make sure they can tell us apart.  They don’t want to mistake us for the wrong gender, then … Continue reading

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Starting over…13 A Short story

“Excuse me, Mr. Martin.  Can I speak with you?” asked Lilly. “Of course,” he said.  “Okay, class dismissed.  Read chapters eleven and twelve for tomorrow.” They watched the kids file out of the room, smiles on their faces, some of … Continue reading

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Starting over…part 11

“The meeting will come to order,” said Jerry, pounding on the table. “Who put you in charge?” yelled a guy in filthy jeans and a matching vest. “He is in charge,” said a woman, who looked at him with disgust.  … Continue reading

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Starting over…Part 8

“That was delicious,” said James, clearing the table.  “Thank you.” “I’m glad you enjoyed it,” said Lilly’s mother. “Who are you?” asked Heather.  “You help with the dishes and you actually talk.” “I’ve known him for a long time,” said … Continue reading

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Starting over…part 7

“Who said you could wear my shirt and what’s with the dog?” “Rex, this is my sister.  Her name is Heather, but I call her Crabby Pants.” “Funny,” said Heather. “Take off my shirt.” She did. “MOM!” yelled Lilly.  “I … Continue reading

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Starting over…part 6

“STAY.  SIT,” yelled Lilly.  The frantic dog sat down.  “GOOD DOG,” she screamed, over the traffic.  “STAY.”  Carefully she made her way across one, then two lanes of traffic.  Then she kept going, until she finally reached the small cement … Continue reading

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Starting over…part 5

“Can you get us out of here?” asked Lilly. “More than likely,” said the woman.  “Where do you want to go?  I hope it’s somewhere far away from me.” “You’re kind of a bitch.  You know that, don’t you?”. “Oh, … Continue reading

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Starting over…part 4

“I can’t believe you talked to him like that,” said the Greeter, as they walked down a hallway. “Do you have a name?” “How could I not have a name?” he asked, rolling his eyes. “I don’t know, maybe they … Continue reading

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Starting over…part 3

“Have a seat,” said the old man, holding out his hand. “Thanks,” they said. “Do you know what this is?” “A typewriter from the stone age?” she guessed. “Something like that.” “If this is this a job interview, I don’t … Continue reading

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Starting over…part 2

“What did you do to me?” she asked, looking around.  “Where am I?” “It’s a quiet room.  Well, it’s not really a room, it’s more like a space.” “You mean like a place where they put people for a time … Continue reading

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