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Road Trip

                ‘You do have a generator?’ Asked a guy checking in at Fort Myers, ‘but it doesn’t work?’ And he lost his mind. The power was not yet off, the storm had not yet made landfall. Emotionally the toll is what you pay in panic. Since
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Go To Mama

                    I heard this great story about local kids from Bahama Village, which is considered the poorer section of town, read: black. Ernest Hemingway’s famous domicile, with its graceful second floor balconies and tended gardens and six toed cats sits
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The Law of Warriors

She had no choice but to walk. She knew too much, there was no time to fritter. Despite her sadness it was worse to overlook the glaring truth. She was too old, or he was too young, or life was messed up or on another page. She yearned for him. But she knew better and she kept away. He loved her but he
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Shooting Range

  Three days of rehearsals and one performance. He could do it. He had done it before. He was a professional. In so far as his commitment to the craft. Twenty years in, at least, and still the day job at the nursing home paid the bills. He didn’t mind. He loved his job. He loved those sweet doddery old
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Eau No!

Long ago in India a Mughal Emperor hankered to change the geographic location of the capital. Delhi was not good enough for him. He chose a destination south and near the famous tomb at Agra better known as the Taj Mahal. He named his new capital city Fatehpur Sikri. He thought of every microscopic detail and worke
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Any Body

There are some words you never want to hear, especially when you are bound and gagged, bloodied and beaten and these words are spoken by your attacker. He’d convinced her, if she’d just let him tie her up and restrain her, she’d be ok. It began with a keg hours earlier, maybe even days earlier, certainly there we
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Clown Insurance

You’re waiting on a friend to call. The fan spins warm evening air as you watch the baby geckos so tiny, miniature and now you have made friends you like them you talk to them you whisper at them. You are proud you have found an amicable truce. There are the outdoor geckos and the ‘picture frame geckos’ wh
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Chatter

Eliza attended the cocktail party because she’d been invited and this was long before she learned to say thank you, no. This was her first year in NYC, fresh out of school, with no diploma and no plan except to explore and travel. Follow the footsteps of the adventurers. Contrary to her desires Eliza was in an ups
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The Renter

‘I’m told you rent a room?’ Spoke a man at the front door of the crone on the hill. ‘No!’ Her answer was automatic as they sized each other up. He looked haggard but young. She balanced quietly on the threshold and with a breeze ruffling their hair their auras appeared to wave salutations. He was not young. He
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