Trout Pout

~ WRITTEN FOR ‘PAGES FOR WISDOM’ INITIATIVE ~ At seventy-five, Jean was living for the first time in her life. The universe recently handed her a clean slate. She no longer existed as the full-time mother, or the doting wife, or the cancer victim. She was just Jean. To celebrate the ‘emancipation of Jeanie’, as…

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Baptism By Fire

~ THAT TIME I BURNT DOWN THE TOILET ~ One of my earliest childhood memories is burning down my parents’ toilet. I was four years old. It was the early nineties. A time when carpet in the bathroom had well and truly passed its moment ‘in vogue’ but just before it was considered a health…

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A Perfect Match

~ ‘NYC MIDNIGHT’ SHORT STORY CHALLENGE ~ . Stifling darkness surrounds him. Its sheer volume is oppressive. Pitch blackness bears down on his chest until he feels he can scarcely breathe. A dull drone fills the void, the sound of unmolested silence. He is dripping in cold sweat, beads slicing down his skin like fine…

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