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Bowl of Cash

HipHamptons.com By Heather Buchanan The 7th annual Authors Night to benefit East Hampton Library gathered enough literary talent under the big top tent to entertain, educate, and enlighten us for years to come…. …I caught up with Christina Oxenberg – attracted not only by her book’s title Do These
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Authors Night

August, at a friend’s house for the weekend in Water Mill. I came to participate in the East Hampton Library fund raiser. What I love about the Hamptons is the sound of the crickets at night, hearing the whistle of the train in the distance, the smells of cut lawn and sweet flower-scented air. The libr
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Save the Whales

I was at the beach when Ella, my favorite do-gooder girlfriend, phoned. “Are you saving the whales?” Ella said. “I’m looking on the internet and a couple of miles north you could volunteer to help save a pod of stranded whales.” “I could.” I agreed, as I spread sun
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Frogs and Such

After a lifetime in captivity one Florida Keys resident’s private collection of pond wildlife, frogs and such, turned on each other. These beasts had enjoyed one another’s company in a complacent state until Sam, their caretaker, got his plans mixed up and the daily feeding was overlooked. The a
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Or Not To Be

It was past midnight and Violet was wide awake. In her bedroom she lay supine on the bed, arms splayed. “Meeting with HR at noon,” she whispered, and the sound of defeat in her susurrations sprung loose a tear drop. “I’d rather be dead,” she thought, not for the first time, and s
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Odds Are

Katie Jo was shocked. After less than a year of marriage her husband was leaving her. “I feel like I’ve ruined my life,” he had declared, flinging items into suitcases, “I feel like I settled. We have nothing in common!” In retrospect it was obvious there had been signs of fracture,
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Salsa Verde

…walking home thursday night a man appeared from nowhere & asked me if i know how to salsa, i said, sorry mate i don’t even eat tomatoes. anyway, i went with him to a club and it was salsa night. have you ever learned these steps? i had no idea how many rules there are, its really intricate st
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Snapshot

“Now I’ve got you,” Darren told his wife as they left the church. He felt a huge relief that the wedding was behind them. It was a breezy summer day in the desert. The young couple, both dressed in white, were walking out of the cool adobe building with a cross on its domed roof. They had invite
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Breasts

Near a picnic table four girls slept on the beach. Humps of hips and elbows slashed across faces blocking out the late afternoon sun. They were Zebra-striped with their bands of colors from their bathing suits. A couple blocks away a squabbling couple exited a squat bungalow. They bustled into a maroon minivan. &#
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