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A story waiting to be told

On any other Saturday, even if he was advertising a big sale, Larry expected no more than thirty shoppers to wander the aisles of his Super-Bargain department store. But today wasn’t an ordinary day; today was practically a holiday. The … Continue reading

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Into the unknown

The trip promised countless surprises and new adventures at every turn. What I didn’t expect was found at the other end of the tunnel. But none of that matters. We are Disney bound! My response to this week’s Trifecta Trifextra … Continue reading

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The daily commute

After a long night of tinkering, I finally perfected the Auto-Controlled-Traffic/Ant-Commuter-Train (ACT/ACT) car. My family, cynics all, laughed when I first told them of my concept. I sat cross-legged on the floor of my garage, staring at my car. It … Continue reading

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Trifecta Meme

What is your name (real or otherwise)? Fran, aka FGHart Describe your writing style in three words. Eclectic, engaging, evolving. How long have you been writing online? 3-4 years, not counting a few posts from 2006 Which, if any, other … Continue reading

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The phone rang at 4am.

Nothing good can come from this. I wake my spouse, “What’s amiss?” “Hello? Hello?” he answers gruffly, Then disconnects, just as roughly. “Who so rudely breaks our slumber?” “Can you believe it? Wrong number!” _________________ I missed the deadline with … Continue reading

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Wretched! Trifecta Challenge (Week 16)

Teenie sat at the kitchen table, hands cupping her cold mug of coffee, staring into the space above her stove, not seeing the wall behind the stove, stained with grease, tomato sauce splatter and other evidence of previous meals. The … Continue reading

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The Bumblebee Chronicles

On the third day of Abril, Bativa emerged from the hole where she’d wintered, hunger ultimately pushing her past any concerns for late freezes. She navigated through layers of fallen leaves, the damp, rich insulation that protected her while she … Continue reading

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Whodunnit?

“Who is it?” “I don’t know for sure.” “And … you found this in our attic?” “In the trunk we got when my Grandpa died.” “Well, who do you think it is?” “Uncle Joe.” ____________________ A response to the Trifecta … Continue reading

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Slower Traffic Keep Right

“Get over!” “What?” Marie, lost in her Kindle, wasn’t paying attention to traffic and had no idea what I was talking about. “Nothing. This idiot. Go back to your book.” “Hmmm.” She turned back to whatever she was reading. She was … Continue reading

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Never without you

Benny shuffled into the kitchen, knees stiff, shoulders hunched, feeling every minute of his ninety years. Mornings were like that. His age seemed to settle on him like a heavy blanket in the night, draining his energy and leaving him … Continue reading

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