Okay, So . . .

“Okay, so is there a plan B?” she asked. She looked at the snowy slope beneath her dangling feet, her skis like exclamation points in midair.

Ralph turn at yelled to the skiers behind them, “What’s going on?”

“Happens all the time,” a silver clad skier yelled back. “Just wait a minute, we should start moving again.”

Ralph wasn’t one to wait. He pulled out his phone to check for a signal and . . .

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3 Dogs

We went to the house because of a noise complaint. We heard barking as we approached. Several neighbors emerged from their doors to watch us. There was no answer to our knock. I peered through a window and saw 3 frantic dogs who rushed the window when they saw me. Gomez went around to the back of the house . . .

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Homework

Today on Twitter I saw something that said that being a writer means you have homework every day for the rest of your life. Obviously, this is the point of view of a person who isn’t a writer. I’m not saying writing is easy or fun, I’m just saying it isn’t something imposed on you from outside. It comes from inside and it comes because¬† it must.

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Flaky

Yesterday the first iris of the season opened up in my garden while light flaky drops of snow fell for a few minutes here in town. The mountain we sit beside was shrouded completely by clouds. When the clouds burned away, the mountains were white, as white as my iris.

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Remember

Remember “A Wrinkle in Time?” I loved that book! I read it several times when I was a kid. I think I’ll read it again. But what if I don’t like it any more? That would be terrible. Have you read any of your favorite books over again years later? Now I don’t know what to do.

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Don’t Inhale

I love my environmentally friendly, plastic-free, stainless steel coffee press. Makes good coffee, but you do have to deal with coffee grounds floating around in your cup. As a public service, I want to warn you that inhaling coffee grounds in a big breathy slurp is a serious irritant to your breathing apparatus. No slurping allowed.

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April Fool

She was no fun on April Fool’s Day. She was so gullible, every day was April Fool’s Day for her. She fell for everything.

She could never play a joke on anyone. She didn’t get how it worked. That’s why it was such a surprise when¬† . . .

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One Liners

He used one-liners from movies for everything. It was as if he never had an original thought, but could only regurgitate things he’d memorized. The strange thing was, it was always appropriate. It always worked in the context where he used it. He could learn the entire dialog from a movie in just one viewing. I once asked him if he didn’t start talking until he was old enough to watch movies, but his response was a line from War of the Worlds.

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Riding the pencil

The pencil attached itself to the fingers of my right hand and seized control. My hand was riding the pencil, which had an agenda of its own, independent of my editorial mind.

The pencil wrote. And wrote. And wrote. When it was finished, I dropped what remained of it on the desk and went for a walk in the sunshine.

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The Bike

“What kind of shape is the bike in?”

“Why?”

“I thought I’d take it out for a spin. You don’t have a flat or anything, do you?”

“YOU are going to ride my bike? Grandma, you’re old.”

“Yes, I am. I’m an old granny who wants to go for a bike ride. So, is your bike fit to ride?”

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