Monthly Archives: February 2016

too shy

The pizza girl knows my name. I can hear it in her voice when I call to make my order, see it in the bright smile she gives as I enter the tiny shop. The pizza girl knows my name … Continue reading

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faint shadows

“Trouble sleeping?” he asked. Ellen continued past him to the refrigerator and pulled the door. The white light within shone brightly. Jim held his breath, attentively watching as the silhouette of Ellen’s naked body took shape beneath her thin cotton … Continue reading

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on the groove

Okay, I can hear you now, watching the stars go by. Why don’t you go where fashion sits, let’s play Twister, let’s play Risk. You’ve got to get on the groove when I get your call, I’m all shook up. … Continue reading

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ardent fans

“Tonight, I think, we shall prepare one of my specialties, a little linguine in clam sauce,” Kelly said with an affected french accent as she put away the groceries, making her pronouncement to no one in particular. “Then, perhaps, I … Continue reading

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a misty stream

“There are some mugs chilling in the freezer,” said Mark, watching as he leaned against the door frame. Brian pulled open the upper compartment, releasing a misty stream of cold. Reaching in, he threaded his fingers through the rings of … Continue reading

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slaving job

A deadline is the one sure way to be sure I get nothing done because I will focus on the deadline and neglect the slaving job I need to do. Lord Malinov, Song of Songs

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circles of conversation

William kept his promise as he watched his wife take a deep breath; Caroline shone with an ecstatic gleam as her blossoming sense of anticipation found delight in every detail, in the whitened brick facade of the porch, the sunlit … Continue reading

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