Monthly Archives: March 2018

Me and the blog-o-sphere

Is there anybody out there? Just nod if you can hear me.   Advertisements

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Dream vs Reality

I’ve been having some weird dreams. Unrelated, scrambled scenarios with no basis in reality, but last night’s dream fits into today’s onslaught of chaos. I was in a small basement filled with people clustered around a table. Donald Trump was … Continue reading

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#EnoughIsEnough

I went to the movie with my son last week, and as we waited for the trailers to begin, it went through my mind: What if a guy came in and started shooting? I had never thought that before, but … Continue reading

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Broken Heart

Consciousness taps on the inside of my skull, but something pulls me back into a dream that isn’t mine. I’m in a room, foreign yet familiar. I want to leave, but I can’t. Dank air, ripe with mold, drifts across … Continue reading

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Submissions!

Halloween, crackers, dirty money, heirs and spares, folklore, robots, the looking glass, over the rainbow, and many other themes! 18 Themed Submissions Need more submissions? Check these out. 20 Free Writing Contests with CASH Prizes Paying Submissions  

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Kids Come First

This is one of my first flash fiction pieces, and it’s still one of my favorite. I identified seven individual forms. They used my uterus for a playground; my own miniature rugby team kicking the shit out of my insides, jockeying … Continue reading

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Growing Old

It’s a creaky, old house; low ceilings, uneven floors, not a speck of insulation, but I call it home. I will be here for many years, not because I have to, but because I want to. Not because I don’t … Continue reading

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Nepotism. It’s not a new thing.

Nepotism is nothing new in the White House. In fact, prior to legislation in 1967 (passed in response to John F. Kennedy appointing his brother attorney general) the practice of favoritism was far more widespread. The only reason that Trump … Continue reading

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Centerville (Part 2 of 2)

Centerville (part 1 of 2) “Shut up, you’re not real.” “Oh, I’m real, Lizzie. You just can’t see me… yet.” His bedroom name for me, our secret. The sheets drop from my trembling fingers. “Stay away from Sarah.” “You know … Continue reading

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Centerville (part 1 of 2)

If the lake doesn’t freeze tonight, sunrise will be ugly. We went out on the lake despite all the warnings. We went out for one thing─ food. It’s amazing at how fast the weather changed, like once the oven heated … Continue reading

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