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Star Maids

Stella 109 drove her elbow into Stella 132’s kidney, simulating a kidney stone attack, one of the worst pains known to people. Stella 132 gasped and fell onto the bed, but she quickly separated mind from body and didn’t cry … Continue reading

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Siam

He used to sit by the back door and sing “ow.” He meant “out,” of course, but just couldn’t form the “t.” Cats are good at vowels, but they struggle with certain sharp consonants. As I sat on the arm … Continue reading

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Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

It was a blustery afternoon. Archie, named for the cartoon character his mother had lusted over as a girl, turned up the dimmed overhead lights slightly. He looked around his library, now called a man-cave by his wife, with appreciation. … Continue reading

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Royal Families

Lady Serena placed her pillow against the shaft of the large column, sat down and leaned back; it was her favorite brooding spot; large marble pots on both sides and slightly forward held startlingly blue upright delphiniums and mounding white … Continue reading

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The Pigeons

Mitch parked among the cars of the staff servicing an out-of-the-way Greek restaurant; they didn’t mind, it looked like more customers, and he ate there sometimes. The little shopping center was mostly vacant. He went to a door featuring a … Continue reading

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The Bearded Lady

With a knitted beanie hat that covered all her dark hair, she could have been Ashton Kutcher’s shorter brother. Autumn had moved south from Canada, staining the hardwoods red, yellow and every color in-between. She walked a daily circuit through … Continue reading

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The Trashy Tampa Twins Triggered This Tale

She wasn’t pretty, but so belligerent and brassy Management always stepped back. She schemed determinedly for her church, but mostly for herself. The company was large; an opportunity. She brought church members into the Employees Only lunchroom and set up … Continue reading

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Kick a Ginger

Lyn sat sipping coffee at the counter of Charlotte’s Café. He’d had French toast and sausages for breakfast and was very satisfied. To his left, George discussed studded snow tires versus chains with three other local men. Bill dropped onto … Continue reading

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The Coyotes Were Here First

“How are you doing?” I asked Paul-Lynn. “I know you loved him a great deal.” “I’m holding up,” she nodded, mostly to herself, “all we found was blood in the snow; there was no flesh, fur, nor collar. We think … Continue reading

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A Pale Revenge

Moira bungee-strapped the gallon jug of strange liquid securely in her trunk; no way was that going to spill! She carefully secured the plant as well, and added the new shovel. Then she positioned her suitcase for easy retrieval and … Continue reading

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