Category Archives: Short Story

The Escape

When the last dishes were washed and had been consigned to their proper places in the cupboard, she smoothed the pleats of her apron, and finally allowed herself a few moments to sit down.  She could hear the soft banter … Continue reading

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Mending Fences

Morning came early in Eustis and today was no exception. The sun was just pulling itself out of bed, long after the farmers that called this place home. Many had already done their milking and, as with any other day, … Continue reading

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Cycle of Life

The rains came, as they always did. Prickly wet fingers, beating a staccato rhythm loudly upon the galvanized tin roof of the shack.  Rivulets of mud transforming the previously dusty road into an impassible bog.  Outside the shack, all signs … Continue reading

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Whispers

Not again he thought silently, slightly shaking his head as if warning them off.  Sounds, unintelligible, always lurking just beyond comprehension.  ‘Leave me alone’ he thought.  I already have enough problems without you adding to them. “What do you want”?  … Continue reading

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Lethal Injection

The following is a piece from 2013 and contains strong language and profanity   I sit on my cot, listening to the sounds that tumble about in the hall outside my cell.  I look up startled,  as the cell door … Continue reading

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Genesis

He sat nervously in the office, waiting for the councilor to enter.  Today was a big day.  One that he had waited for and anticipated for some time.  It had been a long and laborious process, what with all the … Continue reading

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Silent Persuasion

“No, I really can’t” she said.  “It’s late and I have to be up in the morning.” As was his habit, he didn’t say a word.  Didn’t try to argue her into it.  Instead he just sat there, looking at … Continue reading

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I Am – You Are

I  read a post that contained a poem by Shel Silverstein from his book “Every Thing On It”. It is called “Masks”. It so typified, to me, how we go through life so conscious of our shortcomings, or just our … Continue reading

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Cycles

Bill was on an emotional high.  One of the few he had experienced in a long time.  Working in the city had it’s advantages, but it also had it’s drawbacks.  He always felt crowded, like his life was being compacted.  … Continue reading

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Making His Point

According to recognized aero-technical tests the bumblebee cannot fly because of the shape and weight of his body in relation to the total wing area. But the bumblebee doesn’t know this, so he goes ahead and flies anyway. @@@@@ David … Continue reading

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