Category Archives: Fiction

Pre-Verbals

“Have you talked to your father lately?” “No,” Aggie sighed. “You know how he is – he’ll answer when I call, and he responds to texts or emails, but he never initiates.” “I’m sorry.” Aggie understood that Del’s phrase wasn’t … Continue reading

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Sociology

It was about a quarter century ago, when Del got sued. The subpoena came as a total surprise, but she understood the complaint, somewhat, after she got past the scary solemn phrases. A client had undergone a pension audit, and … Continue reading

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Matt’s Mind

When the phone rang at 8:30 last Thursday night, Del hesitated before answering. She was tired; she didn’t want to talk to anyone. Her mother is nearly 92 and Del would definitely speak to her, but the caller ID on … Continue reading

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Sis and Cass

Our dog came to us one year old and already named Sue. Within a month she revealed herself. Sue was a creature of sea-level allergies. She repelled fleas, but reacted negatively to 36 other (mixed blend) insects. We know this … Continue reading

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Sweet, But Not Real Bright

“Joy’s kind of like a retriever: sweet but not real bright.” My husband said that to our daughter, and she told me. To put the scene in perspective, they are not young: 68 and 40. I was shocked. I’d never … Continue reading

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D.O.M.

Del’s an attractive person, but no one would accuse her of beauty. Her facial features are on the large side: not chiseled or refined. She was born a brunette in a culture that favors blondes. She grew hands and feet … Continue reading

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Orson’s Eye View

“Even Grannies need cock.” Yeesh. I can’t believe I said it. As soon as the words were out of my mouth I wanted them back. Kcoc deen seinnarg neve. Like that works. And my tone of voice! Was that a … Continue reading

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