Movie Night #Trifecta Writing Challenge

Movie Night “You do the popcorn and I’ll melt the butter.” “Don’t you mean margarine?” “For Pete’s sake, James, why do you have to be so obtuse?! You know exactly what I mean.” “Words matter, Ginny.” “Whatever. I’m going to have a glass of wine. You can do the butter–I mean┬ámargarine–yourself.”┬áPlacing the tub on the […]

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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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Pele

Finally surfacing, his gasp turns to a grin as he lifts the coral necklace to safety above the waves. But the beach is nearly empty; only the palms wave back at him. A flash of red on the road above tells him everything he needs to know. Submitted to the Trifecta Writing Challenge: Week 71, […]

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