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Dear Charlie… by
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I’m writing to you from a time far beyond your own.
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In a dark time… by
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Prompted By Hello Darkness

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Doggedly, I record signs of the coming light.
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The Day I Crashed Pacifica by
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Prompted By Interviews

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Recently, a flurry of studies, books, anecdotes, and urban legends claim that swearing is a sign of authenticity, honesty, and even intelligence. I don’t know. In most instances, I find that swearwords, used judiciously and with the all-important element of timing can be expressive and effective. I don’t recall when I began swearing, but it…
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The Spelling Volunteer by
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Prompted By Spelling

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I began this story in response to last week's "volunteer" prompt but quickly realized I was generating a Retrospect twofer.
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A pandemic thanksgiving by
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Prompted By Pandemic Holidays

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Yes, we would celebrate.
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Suzanne — RetroFlash by
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Prompted By Chance Encounters

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I didn’t notice when Suzanne first showed up. We unloaded the stage, carried it into the theater, and assembled it behind the proscenium, a stage upon a stage. First came the wine barrels, then the interlocking frame, and finally the wooden platforms. We lashed the backdrop to the uprights and, with a shout from cast…
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Cell phones and the world-wide web by
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As a musician, actor, writer, and part-time carpenter, I had grown tired of planning how I was going to buy my next pair of shoes, so I unpacked my diploma and went looking for a job. I had three criteria — the job had to (1) involve writing, editing, and publishing; (2) take place in…
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X-Rays, Motorcycle boots, Cuban heels, and Jimmy Choo by
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Prompted By Shoes

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I do love me my shoes. When I was a little kid we went to a shoe store that featured an x-ray machine that you could stick your feet inside and radiate the hell out of them. It made your bones glow. Scary, how little they knew about radiation back then. Despite my fascination with…
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Totem Salmon — fruit from a different garden by
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Prompted By The Garden

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"...we have lost previous models of a more elegantly balanced life among humans." — Freeman House, Totem Salmon
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Full Circle by
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Prompted By Lost and Found

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“Don’t sweat it,” I said. I couldn’t get the “brother” part out; it stuck in my craw.
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