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The White Sutcase

evil lives in everyone. some people just let it out

This is part of a story I wrote for the writing group.  I was left the unenviable task of saying what happened to Alex when she was 15 years old,  what had happened to the young innocent girl that day ten years ago. I hope you enjoy it; I will be incorporating this into a larger story at some point.     I lay down on my sofa, my Analyst pulled up a chair and started making notes.   I...Read On

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The Chronicles of Claudia Labelle -- Part XXI

Claudia and Jovan traverse the forests of Sweden.

Entry XXVIII – I awoke early in the morning to pack my satchel with a few traveling supplies. A small wool blanket, rope from the Priory Stables (I only borrowed, I have returned it now), a short canteen of water, and of course, my father's dagger. I was not sure of what else to bring for the upcoming expedition into the countryside, but from what Mr. Vukan said it would seem that I am...Read On

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I just don't know

Shrug shrug

How did those maple leaves get in your bathtub? Meh.  I don’t know. Shrug shrug.   What would you like to have for dinner? Meh. I dunno. Shrug shrug.   Did you enjoy the movie last night? Meh. Sheesh. Eye roll. I thought the movie was rather boring and am thinking of making sushi for dinner. I wonder if I have any seaweed sheets. I need ginger too, of course. Wait! Where are...Read On

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Cat Lover: Hot Chocolate for the Soul

Relaxed and relieved in time for a casual conversation.

The first semester is over! Mill celebrated at home with a hot chocolate that eventually became a warm temperature. Student life was ridiculous living on your own, luckily the government's monthly funding allowances came in handy for small achievements even Jynx received a hot chocolate. The atmosphere of giving lurked about in the air everywhere. "Holidays coming in soon..." Jynx...Read On

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Taken by a Highlander- chapter 3

Ella blanched as his words became clear to her. “I believe I will claim you for my own."

                                        The Forbidden Forest   As they rode across the moors, Ella kept from freaking out by trying to figure out what the man's last words meant. If she could only picture them in her mind, then she would have a chance to decipher them. Meanwhile, the horse's gallop devoured up the miles. Every once in a while Ella tried to push herself away from her...Read On

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Lessons Taught, Lessons Learned

Fathers have more impact on our sons than we sometimes realize...

As a father, a dad, a guy trying to be a guy’s guy, I am charged with teaching my son the ways of the world, as seen through my eyes, as guys have taught their masculine flesh and blood for millennia. One invaluable taught lesson is being able to write one’s name in the snow, no hands preferably, but improbably, but highly impressive to future bros, especially after a bender. However, at...Read On

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Next Stop

Beat poem

It's crazy what you can find inside your mind sometimes. Scary, at the very least, and yet it comes in rhymes. Sometimes.  I stepped up to someone I thought I knew, but it wasn't you. You knew it too. Didn't you?  I fell into a colorful dream of dark and grey misbeliefs and thought I'd thought of everything. Inside I silently scream.  Restlessness inside this day, wishing you could take...Read On

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Kindred Spirits, Distant hearts. Chapter 2

“You look different,” he said. “You are no longer the young nurse I watched growing up"

Berlin. April 9th, 1941   “Maria, please. Don't let him hurt me, not again. No! No!” Katarina pressed herself against the wall, trying to disappear into it but the man, dressed all in black just kept coming. She couldn't see his face, it was hidden in the darkest of shadow but she knew he meant to hurt her and she was afraid. “Maria. Help me!” she cried out but she was alone in...Read On

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Thanks, boobies!

I don't know if it's the children I work with or just children in general, but some of them are obsessed with the human anatomy. Whether it's the questions I have documented in my other stories, or pointing to certain body parts and using them as weapons, I feel like my stories these days are mostly about the human body from a child's perspective.   One little boy refers to me as 'boobies'....Read On

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Rolling Thunder Blues

This one had me talk to Law Enforcement and has been deemed subversive by CMU

Sooner or later the time and the day will come that we can’t hide anymore from those things we have done, and sometimes lost is the best place to be and if they think you have no direction doesn’t mean you don’t have one. There also times when we have to leave some behind so that we can continue on, and I wonder at times if God in his wisdom will ever forgive us for those sins we have that...Read On

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A Strange Alliance

  A Strange Alliance   It was such a thing as never happened to me; I am glad as well as depressed. Everything seemed ambiguous to me except for some traces, but I want to strive for it. The next day, I wake up with a strong intention that “Yes! I have to do, and I’ll do compulsorily”. Then I begin to devise some master plans for my mission. I took a camera as well as a dagger with...Read On

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Where

looking to the east

Where Today is like any other day. The sun comes up in the east. By chance the sky is a pale blue. As your mind clears, your thoughts float to "where are they?" Friends come and go but ... Where are they? Do they also think as I do. Will they reach out, or just go about their day? Looking at the sky as I. Across the great void the sun comes up in the east as it does here. But where have all...Read On

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Air Rage

So many recent headlines about air travel lately and none of them have been good. When I was a boy, air travel was special. People used to dress up in their finery and look forward to getting from here to there in hours instead of days. Planes were never full. There was a flight to wherever you wanted to go. The stewardesses would bring you hot meals and cold drinks. They walked up and down...Read On

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Taken by a Highlander - chapter 2

Ella glared up at her captor and suddenly with her uninjured hand walloped him hard across his face.

Ella drove on the highway for a short while before sighting a gravel road that looked interesting. She turned onto the road and continued for at least forty-five minutes before she came to a place she thought would be perfect for her picnic. The view was spectacular. Purple blooming heather surrounded her on rolling hills. It took her breath away. Taking the basket, her book and a blanket...Read On

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The Chronicles of Claudia Labelle -- Part XX

Claudia meets someone new, and questions her own life's choices.

Entry XXVII – As of late, I have been rereading my father's letter, the one that was delivered to me well over a month ago. It may be no surprise that I have reviewed every word quite carefully, and have come to notice something about the overall tone of the letter: It is as if he is not at all writing to his own daughter, but to a business associate of some kind. The way he...Read On

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Hades

When our gentle giant was fighting ...

Hades, my heart is breaking, looking at you like that. I'm afraid.  It's like deja vu. I've seen this happening when Margaux left us. Hades, don't worry too much, he was not mad at you for not coming inside as he commands. He shut the door because you still wanted to play in that blazing heat which is bad for you. He just left for work but he'll be back soon. He didn't talk to you before...Read On

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Wrong Choice

Make a wrong choice. But be discreet.

 

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Taken by a Highlander

Lasses have disappeared in these parts for as long as anyone can remember and even longer! Ya ken?”

Chapter 1. Scotland Donella, known as Ella since she was a wee lass had dreamed of this trip for as long as she could remember. The 22-year old woman was rather small, being only five feet two inches in her stocking feet. It must be said she was proportioned in just the right places. She had slightly curly long dark almost black hair that she usually kept in a messy bun at the nape of her...Read On

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Survivor

When you have given a reasons to fight for your life...

Margaux! You've come back! I've missed you so! "I'm here to fetch you, Hades." What do you mean by fetching me? Where are we going? "For us to be together again." But I'm busy playing here with Patricia and Father. "You won't feel pain where we are going, Hades." Mother said she'd bring me to the hospital and the doctors there will make my pain go away. I'll be okay here, Margaux....Read On

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Restart

 

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Lines

Don't think too hard

u·to·pi·a yooˈtōpēə/ Noun An imagined place or state of things in which everything is perfect       Lines. Entry 1)  I should not be writing, or feeling. They tell me that numbness is normal. They imagined the signs, they envisioned the nightmares, and they feared the potential credibility that lay within the pages. More important than their future, they feared their imagination....Read On

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My little adventure

In my childhood, I had lived in a house without neighbours, so I raised up in a calm sphere, only my brother who I had played with all the time. I felt as I lived in a desolate world. When I was eight years old, one sunny afternoon in March, on arriving from school, I had told mom and my grandmother proudly ( to show that I have friends too) that my girlfriends were coming to my home to...Read On

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Angel from his past.

Bobby attempts to reconnect himself with a former crush.

Darlene had barely walked into the employee entrance door when she was grabbed by the arm by Gina, her friend, and co-worker. "Dar, that guy that was asking about you last week is back," she announced excitedly. Darlene continued to head to her locker to get ready for the evening as her friend prattled on. Darlene smiled at how excited her best buddy was. She, herself, didn't get excited...Read On

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Dawn

They knew it was coming. Duty called them.....

 

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Adventures Across the Starways - Chapter 22

Sive stuck her head out the open panel with stun gun in hand and shot Darla.

Smithe fell to the floor, suddenly going limp. Darla's breathing started to slow. Blinking in puzzelment, she stared at his still form. " After all that time wanting me, is that all there is?"  She thought to herself as she bent over the unconscious man. She frowned feeling cheated. “Hey we aren't finished,” she cried out as she shook him. Sive stuck her head out of the open panel, with a...Read On

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Dear Mr. President

I cannot send this message to you. I was going to write to President Obama, and I forgot to. I wanted to write on my behalf for help. I cannot do that now. You like to grab women; you have no respect for them. We must protect all children from harm and give them all the tools we can. We must raise them with self-esteem and to use their voices. They won't speak up for themselves or others...Read On

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Kindred Spirits, Distant Hearts

“Magda! Magda! Quickly, it's coming!”

Munchen-Pasing. April 9th, 1918: A Beginning   “Magda! Magda! Quickly, it's coming!” A young Anna Kaufmann called desperately for her closest friend and neighbour. In an advanced state of pregnancy, her contractions had become unbearable and frequent. “Quickly, Magda!” she gasped, panting heavily in an effort to delay the inevitable.   Magda Langsdorff ran quickly from the...Read On

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Kiss the Bride

This was, after all, the night

Randall was propped against the Formica and vinyl-clad wet bar at the Alverton Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall. At the opposite side of the space, next to a long table of cookies, the polka band had launched into a zesty rendition of the Chicken Dance. Guests wove through a garden of dining tables toward the dance floor. Randall tipped his glass toward a purple-chiffoned bridesmaid...Read On

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The Lollipop Gangster

It was the turn of the century before bubble gum filled lollipops had become the obsession of every Zambian child. Cola flavoured lollipops were all the rage back then. I would never quite go as far as saying I would have done anything for one, but I did do something quite shameful once. It was a hot summer morning in the city of Ndola. My mother had just sent me to the neighbour’s house...Read On

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Smokes

In the dark when everything can happen in your imagination...

Alone again in this stone of a cell These four walls I called home Humidity is rising inside my room I am going out for a quick smoke My hiding place at the rooftop Where no one can see me in the dark The rain suddenly pouring hard Humid, no air, not even a breeze Still hot and yet it is raining hard Out of nowhere you appear to me In the dark as black as a raving crow Standing before...Read On