Triple Threat

She took to the stage like Jesus to the water, putting on a show like none before, lights forming a halo round her head. The shots fired will ring in my ears forever.     Submitted to the Trifecta Weekend Writing Challenge: This weekend we are giving you three words and asking for you to give […]

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Oklahoma

It was the time of dust. We’d gone out West when I was three. Irene was six, and Little Joe wasn’t quite born yet. While Mom and Pop were out plowin’, Irene told me stories about Boston. I couldn’t remember it, but she said it was a dark, dirty city, all tall buildings and noise […]

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For Keeps

Lacey–she 11–be with her daddy grandmama back in Tennessee. And your son? That Roy–Royal. He live with them DeNeeley’s out in Buxburg with all them foster kids. But this baby, she my Charm. Submitted to the Trifecta Weekend Challenge: a 33 word story inspired by the idiom, third time’s the charm.

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The Fix

The urge starts to build up in his blood. The need shakes him, wakes him. The hunger is overwhelming, but he knows how to fix it. He knows how to get his fix.   He knows just where to find his connection. He stumbles out of bed. The urge builds to a siren call. He […]

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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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