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Another Dinner Party wish is about to be answered… “The stupid is strong in this one.” Augustine Stiles held a lined index card in one hand, fanning his interminably moist face. He never actually sweated. His skin seemed to ooze slime like a frog. Augustine held the card out to his personal secretary. “That’s not […]

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Pick a card

“I didn’t expect the decision to be so difficult,” Augustine shuffled through a stack of index cards “It’s a dilemma that would vex Solomon,” Jasper continued to polish the silver without looking up. He held up a serving spoon, only satisfied with his efforts when he could see his reflection in the bowl. Augustine cast […]

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Game, match

More from the Dinner Party… Inspiration posters decorated two walls of the visitors’ room – taped to the cinder block, not nailed. Small tables and stackable chairs were littered around the room, making it look like a crowd had made a hasty exit. The door leading inside, and the two walls facing out into the […]

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Transient wishes

Fluttering wishes They come to rest, know not where Blink, they’re forgotten

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Lost love

More from the Dinner Party… The morning started out cold. A thin sheen of sparkling rime coated the corners of the oriel window panes. The soft mauve sky was brightening to a clear azure. Frozen dew on the lawn, looking like a fine dusting of caster sugar, was already beginning to melt. Arcs of ice […]

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100 Word Challenge: Wish

I wish for tolerance and understanding I wish for order over chaos I wish for wisdom and knowledge I wish for compassion I wish for acceptance I wish for peace I wish for love and friendship I wish for health and happiness I wish for all these things for you… Star light, star bright First […]

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