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A story about time…

He walked into the empty shop and sat on a stool in front of the counter.  His black fedora was pulled down low, so you had to work, to see his eyes.  An unfiltered cigarette hung from his lips.  His … Continue reading

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Left out…

“How long do you think they’ll be in there?” “I don’t know but it sure smells good.” “Do you think they’ll bring anything to us?” “I hope so.” “I don’t see why we have to sit outside.  We’re good dogs.” … Continue reading

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A Love Story…

“You’re spending a lot of time grooming,” she said. “I like to look my best,” he answered. “I think we have a natural beauty, but I understand the need to keep your feathers in order.” “You never look messy or … Continue reading

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The Gate…a story about the afterlife

“I thought it would be bigger,” she said. “Most people would agree,” he said, nodding. “It’s just a garden gate.” “I know.” “So this is the entrance to hell?” “There is no hell.  This is the entrance to an afterlife,” … Continue reading

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Rainbow…

“You actually call yourself Rainbow?” he asked, staring at her. “See, here’s the thing. I do actually call myself Rainbow, because Rainbow is my name.” “Wow, I thought rainbows were supposed to be happy things.” “Yes, well first, I’m not a … Continue reading

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Bootsy…3

We saw a man on the path today.  He said Bootsy was a coyote.  I didn’t like the way he said it, so I told him she was a dog.  How could a name possibly matter, when I love her … Continue reading

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A short story about a book with strong opinions…

“Once upon a time,” she muttered, typing the opening line to her new book.  “In a land far, far…” “Oh come on.  Not in a land far, far, away?  Are you an author or a hack?  I don’t want that … Continue reading

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