Experiment in progress

My teeth chattered so violently I feared they would shatter. I couldn’t stop shaking, the cold air was turning my fingers blue. Harsh lights and sounds flooded my senses. I squinted through the glare, swiveling my head back forth like I was watching a frenzied tennis match, searching for anything tangible. A sudden blast of…

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100 Word Challenge: Chatter

My dad and step-mom came to visit a few weeks ago. With them, he brought treasures from a recent KonMari purge of their guest room…. my school report cards from 4th through 8th grade. I was brilliant. No, but really… I was apparently a bit of a – as they said in the olden days…

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Fire ‘er up

Seymour bent over the passenger-side fender digging in the engine bay looking for anything out of kilter. He leaned back, hands on his hips, to holler into the open car window. “Fire ‘er up!” Seymour waved his grease rag over his head to signal ignition Cecil, hugging the steering wheel with one arm turned the…

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100 Word Challenge: Fire

Over the weekend, I finish reading a book I borrowed from my local library, appropriately titled, “The Library Book,” by Susan Orlean. It was about the 1986 fire at the Los Angeles Central Library that destroyed hundreds of thousands of books and other library materials – maps, film, music scores, plays, art… From the book:…

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Exclusive interview

When you write about me later, and you will, please resist the urge to lapse into hyperbole. It will be easy to do, and certainly justified, but the common reader won’t be able to grasp my extraordinary circumstances and succumb to disbelief. We can’t have that. Better to under-play the details than to lose your…

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100 Word Challenge: Write

Odd fact for the day: I still have an active Feed Reader (Feedly). It sits in my laptop dock, staring, judging, begging for attention. I finally opened it today and found, of the sites I have bookmarked there are 90 sources, 35 inactive (no posts for 3+ months) and 8 that are unreachable. Back in…

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