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His self-absorbed complacence was pierced by the whack of the slamming door.

The swish of her departure created a backdraft, as the loose-swinging portal was flung back on its own hinges into the jamb.

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Sunday Stealing: 20Q

The 20Q Meme

1. When you buy a greetings card are the words or the picture more important to you? They should both go together. I look for something that speaks to me about the person I am getting it for. 748 more words

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Whispered secrets told, Marble maidens blushing still, Alive through ages.

An Engineer's Journal (January 2012): Retirement Reflections Reconsidered

Seagull Perspective

It was January, 2012.  When I look at this photograph I am transported back to that beautiful Santa Barbara beachfront resort, where we spent our pre-retirement weekend, replaying the events and conversations from the previous few days.

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Islands of Man

Life had once been defined by linears and absolutes. Our intersections well-combined; concentric pegs, ladders and chutes. Cabin logs fit, notch on notch and oaken floors laid tongue-in-groove, Alpha letters etched on blocks, built towers high to stand, unmoved.
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Song Sung Blue!

“Trust me!”

His words rang true.

“Follow me!”

His eyes pierced through.

“Love me!”

His heart beat blue.

“Leave me!”

His sin would undo.

“Forget me!”

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Trifecta Writing Challenge