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Heavy lapels

He woke up early. Too early. The clock on the mantelpiece read 4.04am. Even the birds were asleep at this hour.

From the instant he woke up, he was fully alert. 671 more words

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Umbrella Man: A to Z Challenge Day # 21

Image courtesy@Fine Art America

The shrill noise of the doorbell cut through my afternoon siesta, as I woke up with a start. As I looked around for my phone, I heard my 8 year old answer the door.  644 more words

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First Time for Everything

(Done off the cuff and half asleep.)

“Are you sure you know what you’re doing, Roy?”

“Of course, I’ve done this plenty of times, Jackson.” 152 more words


Good Morning, World - 04-23-2014 - Say Something

Lately, I’ve had a few conversations with some of my closest friends about the subject of not being guaranteed a tomorrow. It creates a need to be appreciative and a desire to express love while there’s still time. 155 more words


Greg, Jimmy, John, Pete and I

It began like any other, civilised, night out.
A few beers, a glass or four of Pinot and several shots later, things took a turn. 100 more words



It was summer money, but mostly punishment. I had been miserable and showed it. Bussing tables at my aunt’s eatery was humiliating.

It wasn’t uncommon for people to pick one of the house instruments for an impromptu performance. 188 more words

Writing, Challenged

A Bard's Tale

Below is my 100 word (ish) submission to the Friday Fictioneers. Photo prompt this week is courtesy of Björn Rudberg

As always, comments are appreciated. 230 more words

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