Ah, That Smell
Feb 07, 2023

There are so many smells, and it's hard to say that any smell does not have significance. They come from memory, they go to memory, and any new smell will be compared to what has been smelled before, in a…

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Living Online
Feb 07, 2023

A good friend of mine got divorced about a year ago. He’d had several long term relationships, but this had been his first marriage, and he was devastated. This was supposed to be the woman with whom he was going…

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G. Chrysler II
Feb 07, 2023

Fischer and I met as pledges of the same fraternity, Phi Delta Theta. He knew all about it, I knew nothing about it. Many of the other pledges had been second or third generation members and it was a big…

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Starlight Ballroom
Feb 07, 2023

The first stars had come out. Alaina and Brock could hear the Pacific waves lapping the shore. It was cold in February, and Alaina shivered. They'd been talking about Brock's long term substitute job, and Alaina was relieved that she…

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Remember how we used to dance
Feb 07, 2023

I guess I danced as a kid. Can't remember but I sure hope I did! One of the spontaneous joyful acts of childhood, dancing for the sheer joy of movement, and the moment. I was a kind of awkward kid…

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Pinky
Feb 07, 2023

Pinky Pinkie’s pale, bandaid colored house slouched on the patchy threadbare lawn – muddy grass irregularly sprouting up, like the stubble of an unfortunate beard. Kristy, on the front porch. Her Cheeto stained fingers left bright marks smearing across the…

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North to the Future, Part 2 (redux)
Feb 07, 2023

Seattle was suffering under a historic heat wave, so we didn’t venture out too much during the day, but we did get to enjoy an al fresco dinner at historic Oddfellows and a shopping excursion in the excellent Elliott Bay…

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Rebellious Spirit!
Feb 06, 2023

There are times when you must follow the rules like stay off your foot for six weeks for it to heal in a rigid cast. Then the cast finally comes off and you get a boot. then you dutifully wear…

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What is it like to be beautiful
Feb 06, 2023

I think I might have known once when I was younger and told that, but I didn't believe it much then. Looking back, I should have said, Yes, thank you - I am. I never said that or never felt…

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Beautiful
Feb 06, 2023

A nightmare. One that I could remember. How strange to reach REM cycle, and jump into this alternate universe. One were big brother is looking through the cameras. Watching all of the inner workings of each home. The microphones that…

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Not Knowing
Feb 06, 2023

Against the blue sky the white wings with outstretched primaries tipping in black made the crane seem as if it were reaching for the Rocky mountains just beyond its reach. Frankie felt a surge of love for the creature. A…

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