Suprise Me

2725 Haste Street by
50
(55 Stories)

Prompted By My First Apartment

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I couldn’t wait to move out of my parents’ house after high school. I had decided to take what is now referred to as a “gap year,” and got no end of flak from my parents about it. I went searching for a job so I could make the first and last months’ rent for…
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Just Pizza by
50
(82 Stories)

Prompted By Restaurants

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Patti and I simultaneously glanced up a side street, spotted a pizzeria, and nodded knowingly at each other.
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Keypunch! by
100
(200 Stories)

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“Over-educated and under qualified”. That’s what the folks at SofTech said to me when I was desperate for a job in August of 1974. I had graduated the previous May from Brandeis University, magna cum lauda with a BA in Theatre Arts with honors and a Massachusetts teaching certificate in Secondary Speech and English. Married a…
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How We Like Our Eggs by
50
(55 Stories)

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The skin on my grandmother’s hands was paper thin. It’s what I remember most about her. She also had piercing brown eyes and a way of clamping her lips together that signaled her disapproval. She wasn’t a warm and affectionate sort of grandmother. Not at all. She was more of a “my way or the…
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Ten Games This Grandma Hates to Play by
100
(107 Stories)

Prompted By Games People Play

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I hope my children picture me as a doting grandmother, happily playing with their children, unburdened by the daily demands of parenting. And it’s true that one of the joys of having grandchildren is spending special time together. To me, that means reading books, drawing, going to the park, singing and dancing to Beatles tunes…
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Manpower by
25
(34 Stories)

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Why exactly did we need the hats?
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Where Are We? by
5
(9 Stories)

Prompted By The Twilight Zone

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"...to escape this deepening Twilight Zone of thoughtless reacting to an imaginary world of maufactured facts."
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Global Warning by
25
(29 Stories)

Prompted By Earth Day

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The Great British Heritage Mystery by
50
(84 Stories)

Prompted By Genealogy

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Turns out I was "only" 94% eastern European Jewish ...
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Lamp Man Day by
5
(5 Stories)

Prompted By How We Met

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It is Monday, October 2, 1978. As I wait for my flight to Pittsburgh, I watch Bucky Dent break the hearts of thousands of Boston baseball fans.
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