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23 Ways

“I looked at Google Maps,” the police officer said. “There are 23 ways for you to get from your apartment to your workplace. I suggest you learn to use them all in a random rotation.” “How will that protect me … Continue reading

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Walk the Line

“Tell me about yourself.” “Well, I’m a straight arrow, a walk the line kind of guy. I play by the rules. I can do exactly what you want, exactly the way you want it.” “I see. Do you consider yourself … Continue reading

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Orange

I was in a bend in the trail about mid-way through the 10 K course. My job was to hand out orange slices. Behind me a thick stand of trees provided welcome shade. In a quiet moment between runners, I … Continue reading

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Want to come over?

When I was upset, I always called her first. No matter what the problem was, I knew I would hear, “Want to come over?” come my way. And I did. I would go over to her kitchen where she would … Continue reading

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What are You Doing?

Today I’m planning to visit the ghosts at the Fenton crypt in the old section of the cemetery. I love this group of people. They are still fighting after all these years as specters. Julie is the funniest one. She’s … Continue reading

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Where are you?

Every time I call my dad he asks, “Where are you?” I can answer that with a geographic response: “I’m at Starbucks.” Or I can give him a metaphysical answer, one he doesn’t want: “I’m lost in confusion and angry … Continue reading

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The Fan Base

The base was a hunk of wood, nailed to the wall. The fan hooked there went back and forth endlessly. With each passing gust of wind, the flies rose and buzzed and hovered. When the breeze moved on temporarily, they … Continue reading

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That Can’t Be Legal

Matt opened the portable table under a tree in the school yard. Dr. Tyler plopped a case full of vials onto the table. She started pulling on rubber gloves. Mrs. Ortiz approached. “What are you doing?” “We’re drug testing all … Continue reading

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The Nearest Hospital

You know you’re old when you choose a place to live based on the number of minutes to the nearest hospital. You know you’re old when the first thing you do in a new place is learn the bus schedule … Continue reading

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Turn it Over

“Look. Right there.” She pointed at the sky. “Turn that cloud over and it would look exactly like a dog. See?” June look, twisted her head around in an attempt to see what her sister saw. Finally she said, “Yeah, … Continue reading

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