Suprise Me

My Interviewer by
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(30 Stories)

Prompted By Interviews

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He marched into the high school and asked to be directed to "the headmaster's office."
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Janet by
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(79 Stories)

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A man would be waiting for us—not always the same man—then off they would go and I would sit with her infant daughter, already fast asleep in her crib. 
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Fireworks Behind the Scenes by
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(34 Stories)

Prompted By Fireworks

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Get paid to blow things up?? He was in!
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Not Yet Ready for Bunny Slippers by
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(143 Stories)

Prompted By Pandemic Summer

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This is a horrible time.  Arguably, it is worse than when we originally wrote about COVID in the spring and everyone assumed that we would be getting back to “normal” in a few months, even if we never believed any of Trump’s nonsense about COVID magically disappearing or that everything would open up again by…
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So…. (A RetroFlash) by
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(143 Stories)

Prompted By Pet Peeves

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So... So many grammar peeves. So where to begin?
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Doing Time on the Group W Bench by
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(143 Stories)

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I was on the Group W Bench... This was the place where all those mother rapers, father stabbers and father rapers who were considered morally unfit to join the Army and kill people were made to sit, possibly forever
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Little Sister by
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Prompted By Birth Order

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In 1961, Elvis sang "Little sister, don't you do what your big sister done." But I was always trying to do what my big sisters did.
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Beach Haven Heaven by
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Prompted By That Summer

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It was the summer of 1963, and as a 10-year-old, I couldn't wait to go to Beach Haven for an entire month.
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What I watched, what I didn’t… by
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Prompted By What We Watched

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Television came to our house late in the form of a used 10-inch Motorola with a cabinet as big as the Ritz. Sunday night was family night. Except for dinner, we weren’t big on family rituals but Sunday night was an exception. I’d be called inside to watch “The Ed Sullivan Show” (with varied interest…
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You’ve Got A Friend by
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Prompted By Friendship

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When I was little — practically from birth — I had a best friend named Bette. Her parents were good friends with my parents, and she had two older sisters whose ages roughly corresponded to the ages of my older sisters. Our two families rented houses next door to each other at Lake Hopatcong every summer.…
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