100 Word Challenge: Tyrant

In 1992, my family got its first computer – a Mac LCII. Our oldest – and only child at the time – was three years old. We had the obligatory computer learning games loaded for our daughter’s entertainment, but for the most part, didn’t use it for much else. The internet was in its infancy, […]

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The solution

The portal would only be open for a short time. Preparations for the transfer began months ago. Beyond the threshold, a white light shone, so bright anything on the far side of the divide was obscured by the brilliance. The only sound escaping was a hum like the drone of an antiquated fluorescent light. A […]

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Acceleration

A trail of clothes led from the front door, down a long hallway, and ended with a small pile of socks and underwear at a bedroom at the back of the house. “Andrea?” Belinda made her way slowly toward her daughter’s room, picking up articles of clothing as she went. “Are you okay?’ The teenager […]

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And the band played on

A low murmur spread out over the crowd filing into the concert hall. An occasional loud voice turned heads and set tongues clucking. As the house lights dimmed, everyone found their seat and dutifully silenced cellphones, except for a few ill-mannered patrons who insisted on taking selfies for Facebook pages. The curtains parted and the […]

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Spring fascinator

Spring fascinator Lavender, pink, yellow, white Jazzy-hued surprise

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