Tag Archives: Fiction

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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The Woman In My Life

Alexa, this is Bob. What time is it? It is six twenty seven A.M., and I know who you are Bob. Alexa, my clock says it is only six twenty four. Then your clock is wrong Bob Alexa, it is … Continue reading

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Turnabout

“Thank you. Thank you very much” Ed said to the young man in the hoodie that held open the pharmacy door as he drove his power chair through it. “I appreciate it”. The young man just nodded. Rolling through the … Continue reading

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2020

December 31, 2019, 8:50 PM I love the silence.  The TV is on, but I don’t really hear it. It is only on because it is the last night of the year, and at some point, this year will end … Continue reading

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A Christmas Trilogy Part III

The Greatest Ever Christmas Tree Part III Ruckus The man with a puzzled look Turned and then a few steps took Until in front of Hoot he stood And with all the control he could Said “Hoot, I know I’m … Continue reading

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A Christmas Trilogy Part II

The Greatest Ever Christmas Tree Part II Toothpick From the brush there came a rustle And the bunny with a hustle Hopped to Hoot and quickly said I found him but I ran ahead Tell your friend, do not dismay … Continue reading

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A Christmas Trilogy Part I

For several years at Christmas, my wife’s aunt and I would pick a joke gift for each other and write a poem about it. One year, I found a set of three hand puppets, an owl, a beaver, and a … Continue reading

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The Window

The coughing spasm came again, causing a fire in his chest and compromising his already ragged breath.  When at last it passed, he laid there, physically drained.  It would be a while before his breathing returned to normal and he … 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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Sights Of The Season

Wow, where did the time go.  Seems like I just got here and already it is time to leave.  Oops, I think I just made a pun.  I guess a little humor doesn’t hurt, especially when your future is a … Continue reading

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