100 Word Challenge: Age

Today is my birthday… my actually, IRL birthday. I’m 55 and not embarrassed to say it. I don’t feel 55, as if there is a certain way being 55 should feel. I definitely don’t act 55, again if there is a right way for someone 55 to act. It doesn’t matter – I’m going to […]

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The end is near

What has gone before: Goodwood Duxford tales… “While you’ve been here with Grace, the ladies and I have been over at The Magpie,” said Lilith, a newly-deceased resident of Gramberly Cemetery and best friend of Goodwood “Goody” Duxford, cemetery caretaker. “Patsy has quite the library of paranormal reference books.” Goody, Lilith, Frankie (Goody’s girlfriend), Grace (another […]

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A little more string

“You will find truth more quickly through delight than gravity. Let out a little more string on your kite.” ~ Alan Cohen

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Medicine Show

You could read the sign on the side of Dr. Randall’s medicine wagon from a half-mile away. He’d roll into town every couple of months to put on a show. It was a cross between a tent revival meeting and a wandering minstrel faire. Granny used to say all Randall sold was snake oil and […]

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100 Word Challenge: Read

vintage novels

We are in the middle of Banned Books Week, so what better time to be rebellious and dig into a book filled with diverse ideas, sacrilegious themes, and offensive language. Delve into books like “The Lord of the Rings,” “The Lord of the Flies,” or “All the Kings Men.” Maybe read “The Jungle,” or “Animal […]

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Party time

“What should the invitations say?” “We should use his government name.” “Most people only know him by ‘Big Boy, they won’t know who Chauncey is.” “They’ll figure it out.” The two sisters, Ida and Ella, sorted through an upholstered album filled with stationery samples debating paper weight, and whether embossed or calligraphy lettering was better. […]

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Life’s many storms

I have seen many storms in my life. Most storms have caught me by surprise, so I had to learn very quickly to look further and understand that I am not capable of controlling the weather, to exercise the art of patience and to respect the fury of nature. Paulo Coelho

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