Category Archives: fiction

News

In her own house, her husband had been watching CNN all day in a state of outrage about some piece of news. Next door, she could hear Ralph watching Fox News and she was sure that Ralph would be in … Continue reading

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Mashed Potatoes

She moaned in ecstacy as she read the menu. “They have mashed potatoes and gravy with their hamburgers,” she whispered. She leaned over the table and smiled, “Mashed potatoes are like heroin to me.” I didn’t want to reveal myself … Continue reading

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It’s a Blur

The email was a blur. She blinked several times in a effort to focus her eyes. She took her glasses off and looked at them to be sure they were the right glasses. Yes. She put the glasses back on … Continue reading

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My Music

“Thanks for inviting me,” the email said. It followed with, “Will it be okay if I bring my music? You’ll love it!” That’s what happens when you invite your boss to something. You have to say yes to whatever he … Continue reading

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All 7

The rain was unrelenting. Even on the high ground where Steffi lived, there was standing water and her basement was oozing, leaking. She frantically carried everything she could to the 2nd floor. In the basement she grabbed up all 7 … Continue reading

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Saturday

Those people who live across the street – in that house with green shutters – go to church on Saturday. I forget the name of that religion. I’ll think of it in a minute. Anyway, the lady who lives there … Continue reading

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Friday

When everyone talks about wishing Friday would hurry up and come, I just nod and keep quiet. I hate the weekend. I’d rather be at work, in my cheerful cubical with its images of islands and palm trees, than running … Continue reading

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Thursday

Thursday Anderson was her given name. There was really no good way to create a nickname out of Thursday. Thur sounded stupid. So she went by the name Mac, a name she gave herself in 3rd grade after reading a … Continue reading

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Wednesday

“On Wednesday? Let me think. Oh, that was the day I went up to visit my mother in Longmont. Stayed with her nearly all day.” “You drove your own car?” “Yeah, sure. Of course.” An officer tapped at an iPad … Continue reading

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Tuesday

The same act was at The Continental Club every Tuesday night for years. The same crowd appeared each Tuesday, with a few newcomers mixed in every week just for spice. When out-of-towners came through on a Tuesday, that was where … Continue reading

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