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The Prince

He ran off the front porch, lunch box and back pack bouncing as he hurried down the front walk. This was everything to him. This was a day that couldn’t have come too soon. It was the first day of … Continue reading

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Checkmate

“The problem” he said, “is that no one is listening”. “Oh, get over yourself” she said. “Of course they’re listening. They’re just not demonstrative.” ‘That’s not all they’re not. They aren’t particularly interested in anyone else’s opinion either. “They are … Continue reading

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Neptune

I’m sorry” she said. “I just can’t do that” “Oh come on” he replied. “It’s no big thing” “Maybe not to you, but it is to me” “I don’t get it. It isn’t like I was asking you to do … Continue reading

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The Trunk

Patricia ambled aimlessly down the crooked aisles of the dark and dusty antique shop. She wasn’t looking for anything specific. Actually, she wasn’t looking for anything at all. She had come into the city to do some shopping when the … Continue reading

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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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