Monthly Archives: February 2016

A Favorite Shirt 25 February 2016

Doesn’t everyone have a favorite shirt? That one that is threadbare because it has been worn and washed so many times. And that shirt holds so many sweet memories and if you bury your face in it, you can smell … Continue reading

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Pens 24 February 2016

I wrote a few weeks ago about this great purple pen I’d found to write in my writer’s notebook at school and how it disappeared from my desk one day. One of my readers took pity on me and sent … Continue reading

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More Small Town 23 February 2016

Small town part two: The cafe is the only real business in town: regular hours and folks talking over pie and coffee. The new bank tried to have an internet cafe/coffee shop. I went there once. No one every showed … Continue reading

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Small Town 22 February 2016

I used to live in a small town, before I moved out to the plains. This is my story of a little town called Mead. It is six-and-a-half blocks. They never completed the west side of 7th Street. You can … Continue reading

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Oil Pull Rumley 18 February 2016

These huge tractors will leave an impression on you. What strikes me first, what hits my nostrils and the back of my throat is a kind of burnt smell. It reminds me of a horse being hot shod, all tangy … Continue reading

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Capture 17 February 2016

How do you capture heartache in story? I’ve made some attempts but my guess is that although they’ll come close, that deep down empty kind of pain is too personal to get out onto a page. Here is one: “You … Continue reading

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Dove 16 February 2016

I love those dark Dove chocolates with the little message inside. I’ve been known to keep the ones I really like and affix them to the cover of my writer’s notebooks. On the front cover of one of my WNBs, … Continue reading

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