The Purple Prom Dress

"How much is that one?"  She checked the tag on the back of the dress.  The third among the prom possibilities. "I like the purple one," her daughter said. "I can hem this one."  She examined the seams.  The difference saved would cover the week's groceries. People in line for the thrift store changerooms fidgeted …

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Drownin’ Deep Inside Your Sound

Lovely, you're always lovely "What are we watching?" He lay on the blanket beside her. A vision, you were the one He watched a falling star then noticed her silence. "Is he gone?" She nodded. Now I am stuck inside a memory You forgot about our destiny You buried me, didn't you? "Who becomes a …

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Demolition Day

"Five. Four. Three--" Local news cameras panned to the protestors clustered around the barricades. "Two. One." Silence. The brick building seemed to lift from its foundation, and hang, suspended. Onlookers clicked photos with their phones. Then crumpled in a thick cloud of grey and red dust. Birds shrieked and darted, and the delayed sound of …

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