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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Are You Forgettin’ Why You Loved Me, Darlin’?

She drapes a towel over her shoulder hiding her left breast.  Rather, the vivid red scars snaking her ribcage where her left breast was carved out. She turns to her left, enough so that she looks whole.  If she accidentally catches a glimpse of her reflection, that is. Spraying the area with rubbing alcohol from the …

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The Best Laid Plans of Rodents and Writers

An unexpected free day!  Lovely! What to do?  The art gallery exhibit?  A movie?  Book store?  Hit the open road, destination unknown? Let's start the day with breakfast out.  I set up my laptop at a place with good wifi and a varied breakfast menu.  Decisions, decisions.... "The fire alarms will go off in about 30 minutes."  …

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