Category Archives: fiction

Dance

There’s that certain Taylor Swift song – you know the one – that makes me jump up and dance. I can’t stay where I belong when that beat begins. My old bones respond to the rhythm in ways I can’t … Continue reading

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My Process

I cover books for my magazine. I interview a lot of writers in this job. They love it when I ask them about their process. They love to explain how they do what they do, as if all the other … Continue reading

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I Heard

I heard the caged bird sing. I heard the train outside the Whistle Stop Cafe. I heard the crow speak “nevermore.” I heard the mountains echo. I heard the whispering wings of the monarchs. I heard all that in the … Continue reading

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I Know

I know it’s been a long time. Almost 30 years. But there’s crap left behind. Some neurons connected in a cycle of fear and pain that still exists. I know it does because it comes out at night in nightmares. … Continue reading

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The Phone

Two old women sat on the bus in the seat behind me. I could hear every word they spoke. They picked at each other like an old married couple – maybe they were an old married couple. “How could you … Continue reading

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Paradise

She’s wandering about the country looking for paradise. Someplace where the sky is clear enough to see the Milky Way. Someplace where there aren’t many people around, but civilization isn’t hard to find. Someplace where the view out the window … Continue reading

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The Perfect Place

Who knew Grandma had money? She sure didn’t act like she did. But she left me almost $4 million dollars when she passed. I’m trying to figure out where to go. I want to live in the perfect place. I … Continue reading

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Napping Skills

Hello! Everyone ready for a nap? I’m here to help you with your napping skills. Let’s get started. Skill 1: Don’t stretch out on the couch minutes before the dryer will buzz. Skill 2: No matter how hot and thirsty … Continue reading

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Skip

Mariana could skip. She was an expert at skipping. She skipped wherever she went. It was faster than walking, more fun than running, and felt celebratory to her. Even when she was going somewhere awful, like to her piano lessons, … Continue reading

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Jump Rope

She jumped rope in the living room, twacking the carpet over and over with the rope, unleashing dust motes that glinted in the sun that streamed through the windows. Five minutes. Ten minutes. After fifteen minutes she finally stopped jumping. … Continue reading

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