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Where the heck am I?

You’ve stepped onto a dark and gloomy path… muahahhahaaaa… Okay, no. But hopefully you have stepped onto an entertaining path. This is where I keep the scribblings worthy of public viewing. Some will be short jabs, others will require a bit more commitment. Settle in, grab a drink, and let’s take a few journeys!

Unchained

Jacob had been humming all morning. He had made coffee, eaten breakfast, and mowed the lawn, humming the entire time. He had driven to the hardware store with the radio on, humming a song that wasn’t playing. Jacob had an earworm. He set aside his shears and took off his hat, raking fingers through curly …
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Meeting Cathy

The woods grew darker as the sun slipped behind the horizon. That was both good and bad. It meant that howling band that had been chasing me would drift off in search of easier prey. But it meant howling creatures of another kind were just starting to stir. Everything was howling and hungry these days, …
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Errant Muse

Sara stared at the screen. The cursor blinked back at her, laughing or accusing. She wasn’t entirely sure which. She stood and stretched. Maybe coffee would help. Or a quick walk, get the blood going. The cursor kept blinking. She could check her social media. That was important. She needed to make sure she was …
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The Starstruck Pizza

The Starstruck Pizza was founded on a singular claim to fame. Silver Screen legend Shiny Clemens had eaten there once and left a signed portrait behind. Before that, it had been Pizza Heaven. But after Shiny’s visit, the owners took the advice of a local politician and changed the name. It didn’t help flagging business. …
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"A witch ought never to be frightened in the darkest forest, Granny Weatherwax once told her, because she should be sure in her soul that the most terrifying thing in the forest was her."                                                                                                                     -Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett

The Grab

Zeus glared at the phone in his hand. He tried not to read too much into the text. “Delayed. Stand by.” Delayed why? How long? This was his reward for working with someone new. While he waited, he checked his gear. Mask, gloves, duct tape, blindfold. Gag. Gift box. The trunk of the car was …
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The End

She stood statue-still, looking down on the freshly turned dirt. Everyone else had left and a light rain was starting to fall. She wrapped herself in her own arms and allowed a twist of a smile. Jesus, this was something out of a bad movie. If she listened carefully, there was probably imploring grieving music …
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