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Three Funerals. And A Wedding?

MY GOOD FRIEND, Kirsten, had a bad time of it in the run up to Christmas, even discounting her two month long sinus infection. Not only has her father been battling (and thus far, thankfully, winning) a rare, life-threatening disease for months but friends and relatives started dropping like flies. 1,331 more words

Dating

People

#1

Sometimes you just know when a person is more inside their head than out. Headphones in, staring out at the world as it goes past, she wonders about what she would do if she were dauntless. 163 more words

Writing

The alley

At the mouth of the alley, he broke stride to pause and light a cigarette. That always casts a bubble around you – lighting a cigarette – for a moment you can curl into a tiny world within your hand shielding the fragile flame from the wind. 238 more words

On the streets 9

The elderly gentleman sat in the fishbowl window of a bar. He wore the look of distant melancholy. There were strings of bright lights and loud, animated people behind him. 201 more words

On the streets 8

The Pride Parade wound through the streets like a river of exuberant joy. Dance formations were followed by floats blasting music out of oversized speakers. The gaps in between were filled out by groups of people dancing, strutting, marching along, waiving signs, arms, and hips. 341 more words

Ghosts of Savannah

The Georgia church sign read: “There are many choices in life but only two for eternal life. Which do you choose?” Maybe the ghosts of Savannah didn’t get the memo…. 737 more words

Humor

Tables and Scars

The scars in the table don’t bother me so much now, even though I was responsible. At first, they stood out like a dent in a new car, or a missed spot on a freshly painted door. 654 more words

Humor