Monthly Archives: April 2016

precious glimmers

Karen grabbed the white plastic handle of the curling iron and carefully twisted a stretch of her auburn bangs around the hot metal cylinder. Waiting patiently for the curl to set, Karen leaned forward and smiled expectantly at her reflection. … Continue reading

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ten thousand flowers

“Hey, Mal, what’ll it be?” asked Cecilia. The small florist with her thick mane of colored hair and bright eyes had sold me ten thousand flowers during the past decade, arming me for courtships, engagement, marriage and now this. Lord … Continue reading

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self-admiration

Felicia looked at her watch. He was late. Her looking-glass hung on the wall. She caught her reflection in the smudged silver surface, and smiled warmly, her confidence bolstered for an instant in a moment of self-admiration. Butterflies tickled her … Continue reading

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the cherry end

“Here,” I said, fumbling into my pocket to retrieve an oval tubed lighter, flicked the steel wheel with my thumb to provoke the sudden light of a butane flame, brought the inch long cockroach with a roll in the whoosh … Continue reading

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one poetic moment

I believe someone told me her name was Sky, but I can’t really say I remember. I don’t think I made it up. Perhaps I did, one poetic moment, for there was a truth to the appellation. Her eyes held … Continue reading

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poor judgment

“But you give us too much freedom. We are mostly novices in this field, and without a strong hand to guide us, we flounder. I should never have been allowed to send out that notice without doing further research. I … Continue reading

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shadowy terms

I had been dating Brenda for seven months, fairly seriously and more so every day. I slept over at her place as often as three times a week, while Brenda spent almost as many nights wrapped in the warm embrace … Continue reading

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