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Sisters

Five more minutes and Emily is leaving.  It is already quarter past 12.  She told her sister noon.  Where is she? A line by the entrance to the museum’s cafe has formed.  There was none when Emily first looked for […]

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Five more minutes and Emily is leaving.  It is already quarter past 12.  She told her sister noon.  Where is she? A line by the entrance to the museum’s cafe has formed.  There was none when Emily first looked for […]

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The Booth at the Emerald Isle Pub

“So, the new guy?”  Margo leans over the top of my blue cubicle, the rough fabric surface presses into the palm of her hand. “What do you want to know

Snap Decision

The book surprised her.  It lay on the corner of the bathroom sink as though her brother was reading it.  Indeed, Nate's eyeglasses were on top of it. Patsy flipped

Third Marriage

Richard stands by the kitchen door and holds the dog's sturdy halter; strong woven threads in bright red.  Sammy is whimpering.  The mutt is at least sixty pounds --

GOOFY

 “I work myself to death just to fit in . . .” – The Who, Quadrophenia A year before the Watergate hearings, when I was a freshman in high school, I

Horse Show

Genevive hates horse shows.  She and her daughter, Paige, have risen well before the sun to prepare for this one.  The cold is bitter and they have waited for

Tender as you go

(This story is loosely based on several lunch conversations I had  with my Grandma Lillian in the 1980s. She taught me the secret to developing a great relationship with

The Overseas Alice

“Oh sea . . .  I am lonely.  I am strange and far, like you.”                                                                              - Thomas Wolfe   THE THIRD  In the summer of 1995 – as a 23-year-old third mate

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