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Ode to Johnny Sunset

He was six foot four, and mean and trim He had a scar which traveled eye to chin Carrot hair with eyes blue ice But the ladies thought him mighty nice All aflutter, they’d gather round And welcome Johnny Sunset … Continue reading

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Miss West Virginia

She stared at what was left of her martini, idly swirling the remains with a toothpick weighted with olives. Rick, her favorite bartender, quietly polished glasses at the other end of the bar, knowing not to disturb her. It had been a long … Continue reading

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The Toy Patrol

“Barb, where are the car keys?” he asked, watching her decide what to wear. She frowned. The keys were where they always were – resting in the ignition of the pink convertible. Her pink convertible. Everything they owned was hers … Continue reading

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Roanoke

“Where the bloody hell are they?” Like Smith, Parish wondered the same. Studying the empty settlement, he felt hairs on the back of his neck rise. Carved into the tree one word: Croatoan. __________________ Word Count: 33 Author’s Note: Written … Continue reading

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Swinging on the Stars

Would you like to swing on a star? Carry moonbeams home in a jar And be better off than you are… The two of us drifted lazily in the shared beams of an unfamiliar moon. The solar system where our … Continue reading

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A Disarming Tale of Remorse

Crime don’t pay. Ain’t that what they teach you in reform school? Here’s something else they teach you: don’t rob Peter to pay Paul. Was a time I didn’t know what that meant. I do now. It all started when … Continue reading

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The Cost

Caskets. Flags. ‘Grateful nation…’ Cold comfort. __________________ Word Count: 6 Author’s Note: Written in response to challenge to create six-word story about anything. Weekly flash fiction challenge hosted by ThainInVain.

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Pop Goes The Weasel…

I’m not sure exactly when I woke up – or why. Not that it matters. Some things are just mystery. I mean, do you know why you have self-knowledge? Or who gave it to you? Like I said, some things are just … Continue reading

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The Visit

She stared at him, concern wrinkling her brow. “Are they treating you okay? Do you have what you need?” He nodded, watching her. “You seem thinner. Are you getting enough to eat? I worry…” “You needn’t,” he replied. “Things are … Continue reading

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Something Different

“Do you notice anything different about me?” I looked up from my laptop, surprised to see Claudia standing in the doorway of my office. “Darling, what are you doing here?” I asked, watching the door close behind her. She seldom … Continue reading

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