The long way home

I’ve always known I was adopted. My adoptive parents, Earl and Charlene, were great. There were never any secrets, they told me about my birth parents and answered any questions I had starting when I was very young. I was told they were both killed in a car accident when I was just an infant […]

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100 Word Challenge: Moving

This time next week, I’ll be sitting in a practically empty house waiting for a furniture truck to show up sometime between 7 a.m. and o’dark:30, so I can accept delivery of a living room suite and a dining room table because my daughter will be at work. My daughter began moving into her own […]

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Birds and bees

It’s going to be an awkward talk. Why couldn’t he just abstain, that’d make it so much easier. I know today’s attitudes toward sex aren’t the same as back in my day, but the consequences are the same, and maybe even worse. If he won’t listen to my admonishments to wait, he better use protection […]

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A loving mess

When the last of her children left the nest, Betty finally had a chance to completely clean her house. She could clear out the clutter that drove her crazy for the past two decades. After a week of tidying, scouring, dusting, vacuuming, donating, and bringing order to the chaos, the home was pristine. There wasn’t […]

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