Trifecta: The New Normal?

“Why is the sky blue?” Was she seriously asking me this? Usually, the relentless interrogations cover thornier ground: Why did you have to get divorced? Can you make yourself not have a baby? Why are my step-brothers here less often than I am?  And once: Do you poop when you have a baby? I attempt […]

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Where is the Light?

She paused again to adjust the errant sock that kept sliding down into her boot, wiggling its way down past her ankle, wrapping her heel in a band of irritation that, while mild, was impossible to ignore, and reminding her, with every step, of how wrong her life was. She had no need for rubber […]

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When You Were My Age

A Boy and His Toy Gun

This is what I believed: You were on a secret mission for the government. You’d been selected because of your special military skills. You were undercover, top secret, incognito. Every once in a while, I’d see a man who looked a little bit like you. Was it you, so well-disguised? I knew you were watching […]

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Joy

She stood on the edges, watching…frozen… unable to trade joy, now, for regret later. “Look at them, laughing, getting soaked. They’ll be sorry walking home wet and cold.” She listened to them laughing. 33 words submitted to the Trifecta Writing Challenge. Related articles Trifextra: Chains (lucidedit.wordpress.com) Photo credit: Bérenger ZYLA / Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND

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Fictionary entry from Pondering Spawned: Interinneruniversary. Related articles Fictionary: Portmanteaus and Toes (thelifeofkylie.com) Drumroll Please (thelifeofkylie.com) Sharing the Love (thelifeofkylie.com) A big jar of pee (thelifeofkylie.com)

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