Category Archives: fiction

A Hammer

The small metal case looked impenetrable. No seams, no screws, no way to get inside. What can you do with a failed hard drive? She placed it on the sidewalk and knelt beside it with a hammer. Smashing into the … Continue reading

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Sidewalk Messages

Friendly messages scrawled in chalk on the sidewalk included “hi” in cursive. Amazed at seeing cursive from what I would presume is a child’s sidewalk art, I stopped and took a photo. You never know what kids are capable of … Continue reading

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Biker

My grandma is a biker. I love saying that to people. She doesn’t ride a motorcycle, so I’m exaggerating a bit when I say it. She actually putts around on a Vespa. It’s painted blue and she coordinated her helmet … Continue reading

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For real this time

“I promise it will never happen again.” He stared at me, looking for some measure of forgiveness in my eyes. “I know I’ve said that before, but I mean it for real this time.” I turned and walked away. I … Continue reading

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Yes, And

The driverless electric car was at the curb. I climbed in and headed for work. My phone rang. It was my daughter scolding me (scolding ME) for selling my gas powered car. I answered, “Yes, and my decision to do … Continue reading

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Moonrise

A thunderstorm approached, throwing light into the bedroom. Enough tossing and turning, she thought. She climbed out of bed. She warmed a cup of milk in the microwave and sat in the living room to drink it and watch the … Continue reading

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Behind the Clouds

I give myself an eyesight test each day. I look for the cable car gliding up or down the mountain. Today the mountain is behind the clouds. Dark and thick, those clouds, full of rain and fog. When I can’t … Continue reading

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Handshake

She sat down in the theater seat next to me. I felt her looking at me. Then she said, “You’re Cindy Dawson,” and stuck her hand my way for a handshake. I looked at her. I had no idea who … Continue reading

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3 AM

A scraping noise. A quiet car driving away. The clock said 3 AM. She peered out the window. The garden hose lay near the street, splayed on the sidewalk like a giant snake. Someone was stealing the hose? Or trying … Continue reading

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It’s May

So here’s the thing. It’s May. The merry month of May. The grass is greener, the flowers scent the air, the light hangs about later in the day, and all those aches and pains the cold weather brought on have … Continue reading

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