Monthly Archives: February 2018

Shades

This week’s prompt at 3LineTales is the image below. ∞∞∞ Meredith bragged to her friends that her brand new Chuck Taylor All Stars were the exact same shade of yellow as the guard rail. They didn’t believe her so after school she tried to prove them wrong. It turned out that the color of Meredith’s […]
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As if

    suddenly you’re gone (were you ever really here?) poof! like bad magic      

The Good Stuff

This week’s writing prompt at 3LineTales is the image below.   How thoughtful of Auntie Sybil to leave me the things she treasured most: old spools of thread (hours of fun!), two books (she knew about my dyslexia) and these tacky silk roses. To think poor Cousin Earl is stuck with her filthy, dirty millions, […]
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Busted

    It was a sloppy slip of tongue; a quick, lewd glance and the whole world knew.    

A Class of 51

Picture it : 1966 in Arlington Heights, IL at Saint Nameless Parochial School. Mrs. Ludy’s third grade class had been designing their special Valentine mailboxes all week. Snippets of red construction paper cut with blunt-nose scissors speckled the classroom floor. Tatters of paper lace doilies and glitter stuck to clothes and jackets while the aroma […]
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