Intersection

The light turned from red to green and I slowly accelerated into the intersection, a glint of sunlight off a windshield my only warning Then the screech of tires, a smell of hot tar and diesel fuel, and the desperate screams of car horns assaulted me – or were the screams mine. In a split…

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100 Word Challenge: Dirt

I had to get down and dirty yesterday… it was time to refurbish my raised planters. The planters had been sorely neglected whilst my bum knee was making my life in general difficult and my gardening, specifically, impossible. The vines and pine needles had taken over and I feared the planters were a lost cause.…

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Hairbrush microphone

Earbuds in, hairbrush microphone in hand, Susie belted out “Don’t Speak” in her best Gwen Stefani vibrato. Tipping her fedora to the mirror, she hopped on one foot, then kicked out her other leg. Keeping time to music only she heard, Susie danced and sang until she glistened with sweat. “Don’t tell me ‘cause it…

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100 Word Challenge: Speak

I’ve been on a tear recently with this reading thing. Up to book 11 since the beginning of May and will most likely finish numbers 12 and 13 by the end of this week. I’m kind of digging “No TV” during the day, too. Right now, I am on book nine of a 16 book…

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100 Word Challenge: Boxes

I may have to change days for this prompt. Too much crazy stuff keeps happening around here on Wednesdays. THIS WEEK… my millennial son moved back home and apparently all the crap he had when he initially left has exponentially multiplied in the three months he’s been away. My house is about to burst at…

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Escape plan

She could claim it wasn’t planned. Even if she couldn’t admit it to herself, she had mapped out her escape her entire adult life. Every shopping trip, every grocery run, she asked for $10 or $20 cash back. Over the years she saved a substantial amount. “Squirrel money” her grandad called it. It was finally…

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