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The Sad Story of the Broken Can Opener

Written with my Thursday group with the prompts:  fascinating, taking orders, Irish Black Pudding, over the top, sat in surgical peace, you get, they loved my Freddie but they loved his money more, the valley of love, the sound of Henry crying, smack dab on the, try another, you get what you pay for.  I … Continue reading The Sad Story of the Broken Can Opener

The Poet, The Coyote, and The Canon Wireless Printer

It was a pretty simple prompt the other night:  in the tradition of The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, give your story an enticing three-item title.  Sorry to sound like an ad for Canon, but I’d just bought a new printer so it was on my mind.  The bigger reason I’m including the brand … Continue reading The Poet, The Coyote, and The Canon Wireless Printer

Fur Slippers

Written with my Thursday night group with the prompts:  Evelyn was three years older, bingo, when the killing began, felt kinda sorry for her, dance with your eyes closed, brown shoes “Did you know,” Evelyn began, “there was an error in the Grimm Brothers translation?  They weren’t glass slippers,” she declared with a heavy emphasis … Continue reading Fur Slippers

Happy 4th

I’m writing this on Monday night, and I just heard the news that 46 people—most likely migrants—were found dead in a trailer near San Antonio, Texas.  Last week, Roe v. Wade was overturned.  Last month, 19 children and 2 adults were shot to death in Uvalde, Texas, in yet another senseless example of unrestrained gun … Continue reading Happy 4th

Resisting Every Inch of the Way

Resisting Every Inch of the Way Written with my Thursday night group with the prompts:  dates with nothing in them, a gun fighter and a bag of gold, resisting every inch of the way, everything will be all right, comfortable being, pipe dream, she wondered about the moment, illegal immigrant, a small squeak, everything is … Continue reading Resisting Every Inch of the Way

Yearning

Written with my Thursday night group with the prompts:  34 states, a black silk frog, blue silk dress, bruised knees, the strange sensation of of wearing someone else’s clothes, close to midnight, awareness, love your work, friendly strangers, bee-friendly plant, yearning Melinda dreamed she was in an airport wearing a blue silk dress that fastened … Continue reading Yearning

One At A Time

Written with my Thursday night group with he prompts:  Howard Johnson’s, she liked it because she didn’t have to tell them her name, the toothache wouldn’t go away, but you knew that, be here, it was unusual and delightful, finally figured it out, bursting pomegranate, give me a little sugar, just shut up, are you … Continue reading One At A Time

Memorial Day Greetings

This Memorial Day I pray and affirm that we may come together to celebrate an enduring legacy of American compassion and courage. We honor the sacrifices of our parents and grandparents who died to protect our lives, our democracy, and our commitment to justice and equality. May we find strength and comfort in a united … Continue reading Memorial Day Greetings