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Vincent…the interview

“Hey, Vincent, got a minute?” she asked. “A minute,” he said.  “Don’t want the sunflowers to wilt.” “Are they in enough water?” “I think so,” he said. “Because they’re really thirsty and can go dry very quickly.” “I’ll check again.” … Continue reading

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The Queen who wouldn’t run…a short story

“Take it,” she said, holding out the crown.  “Please Lady.  Hurry.  They’re coming.” “I don’t want it,” said the girl, stepping over the body of her murdered mother. “It’s your birthright.  Take it and run.” “No,” she said, her hands … Continue reading

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Life…

She stood on the balcony, looking out over the ocean.  Time takes everything, she thought.  People, the sound of their voices, places, memories, everything. She closed her eyes and felt the sun on her face.  She’d had a good run, … Continue reading

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Adam, Eve and other things…

“Wow, we look terrible in this picture,” said Adam.  “And there’s a sign there, which is silly since writing hasn’t been invented, and who will read it anyway?  You look lumpy.  Definitely not a raving beauty.  Where should w hang … Continue reading

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The talk…a short story about life and love

“Tell me again, Daddy.  What was it like before, when we didn’t have to wear masks and stay home?  When kids had friends and could go out and play.  Tell me everything.” “It was a different world then.  One that … Continue reading

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Starting over…22

“Well, gather ’round children.  You too Jerry,” said Kit.  “I talked to the Draknotues.  They never realized they were being played by the universe.  They weren’t happy about it, which was good.  I told them that your side wants a … Continue reading

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Starting over…20

“Look,” said Jerry.  “I don’t know what to tell you.  I don’t know if we’ll have any warning, or if it will be a surprise attack.  I’m guessing it will be the latter.  Suddenly the sky will be filled with … Continue reading

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Starting over…19

“What do you want, James?” asked Lilly, standing in the doorway.  “I thought you hated me and never wanted to see me again.” He looked down.  “I’m sorry.” “For?” “Being an idiot.  I don’t hate you and I know you … Continue reading

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Starting over…18

Lilly was sitting on her bed, pillows against the headboard, Snowflake on her lap, Rex, Cleo and Bitsy toward the bottom of the bed. “No, you can’t play with the hamster,” she said.  He’s not a toy, he’s a living … Continue reading

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Starting over…17

“Well, we did what we could,” said Snake, looking down at James. “Thanks,” said Lilly. “He’s not really fight material, you know.” “I know.” She bent down and reached toward James, but he slapped her hand away and said, “Don’t … Continue reading

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