Tiny Stories, part 2.

November 22nd, 2010

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Since I posted my first sampler of Twitter-length stories, I’ve written several more. I’d love to know what you think of them.

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When he was on the road, he texted his wife to tell her he loved her. At least once a day. Sometimes it was to remind himself.

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Giggling in the den, the smell of the carpet & his father’s cologne. The big man let him win at wrestling. He never forgot that.

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She rose before dawn & launched into a workout a Marine would envy. The ghost of the scared girl she had been faded a little more.

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Great-grandma peeked out onto the porch. The grandkids & their kids came & went at the holidays; that finch returned every day.

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For once–ONCE–in her life, she was cool. She smiled back at him, said “Why don’t you find out?” & let things happen from there.

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They played hooky: pancake brunch, window shopping, making love, sharing daydreams, milkshakes. At last they broke new ground.

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She fell in love with the voice of Ed from Legal on the other end of the line. Ed himself…disfigured? Martian? She didn’t care.

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(Image, once again, by JD Hancock — and it’s worth it to check out his entire series of “Little Dudes” photos.)

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