Tiny Stories, part 4.

January 24th, 2011

More little tales that fit in a single tweet.

Bereft of conversation topics, unsure about when to leave, he reminded himself of her name, then made her his famous pancakes.

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He tweeted remorselessly, friended everyone, was mayor of everything, blogged relentlessly. Yet still couldn’t sleep at night.

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She kept hoping that if she found the right song & played it loud enough, long enough, she would forget what he had said.

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A friend suggested he try meditation. He didn’t like what he found there. She: “That’s the point.” He: “I can’t stand the point.”

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The meeting of the Household Tickle Cmte. came to order. The junior members were delegated to tickle the (absent) Vice-Chairman.

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She cocked an eyebrow at her dad, who was sermonizing about her mom. At age 12, she was already tired of playing divorce referee.

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She had never properly learned the footwork or poses of his elaborate emotional Kabuki.

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“With time comes perspective,” his mother had always said. For perspective on this damn thing, he figured he’d need 100 years.

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He’d order anything fixed “country style.” He liked tacos “al pastor.” But never suspected he’d fall for a country-style woman.



Image by JD Hancock.

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