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Bowling

Terrible bowlers, we were. We got together to throw heavy balls toward the pins in hopes of hitting one or two. Sometimes we did. Often we did not. But we sang with the loud music, drank a pitcher of beer, learned the two step while waiting our turn at the lane, and had fun anyway. The high scorer made about 78 points. It was a great night!

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Hey, Sweetheart

The Meals on Wheels lady called out, “Hey, Sweetheart,” when she knocked on the door. Then she’d come on in without waiting because she knew how hard it was for me to open the door. She’d talk about the food she brought, the weather that day. She’d hold my hand and pat my back. She’d smile and make me smile. Then she was gone. But the food always tasted like sunshine after she left.

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Seven Things

When I asked her to lunch I had a list of seven things I wanted to bring to her attention. It was our first business meeting – a tentative exploration of whether or not we would become partners in a new venture.

We never got past item one on my agenda. We ended up talking about ourselves for almost two hours. When she hugged me goodbye, I wasn’t sure about the business idea, but I was pretty sure I was in love.

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The train

My love for the commuter train from my small burg into the city depends on only one thing. Who sits next to me. I can have a beautiful ride into work if I’m not assailed with strange smells or someone who takes up more than their share of the seating. People who fall asleep and lean on me are the worst. People who are polite and quiet are the best.

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What’s the plan?

“What’s the plan?” I asked.

“Nothing is set in stone yet, but it looks like we’ll leave around noon. That should put us in Colorado before dark.”

“Have you checked the weather?”

“No. Have you?”

“Yeah, a blizzard is forecast.”

“Oh. We should discuss plan B.”

“What’s plan B?”

“Staying home.”

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Yo, cousin!

“Yo, cousin!” he said. He was behind me. The music was loud. I ignored him and continued my conversation with the prettiest girl at the party, Elsa Chang.

He clapped me on the shoulder. “Hey, cuz, you ignoring me?”

I turned his way. “Yeah, I am. Get lost, dude.” He studied me, glanced at Elsa, winked, and headed toward a group of basketball players he knew.

When I turned back, Elsa was gone.

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So Much

There is so much blood.

No, that’s a cliche, write something different for this scene.

I love you so much, if you die on me I’ll kill you!

No, that joke has been used.

Sorry, but I’ve had so much coffee I need to be excused.

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Divided

“Oh, let’s watch that one!”

“Yuck. I hate romcoms. Chick flicks are a bore.”

“I love them. They always make me feel good and have a happy ending.”

“They’re so silly. Let’s watch something with some action. How about this one?”

“Nothing happens in that one except shooting people and then walking away as if nothing happened.”

“Yeah. That’s cool.”

“You can’t enjoy love and I can’t enjoy murder. Have I got that right?”

“Yep.”

“You can go home now.”

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Frogs

It was so wet, even the frogs had to look for higher ground. Right now they were clinging to the siding on the south wall outside my house. The ground was soaked and flooded, the rain was still coming, and the weather map showed a bright red extreme weather spot right over us. I might have to make like a frog soon, and climb up to the top of my house.

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