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Voices XXI

It had already been a long day.   A case I thought I had settled blew up again.  My star witness gave a statement to the defense.  I don’t know why and everybody in the office seemed to blame me … Continue reading

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The Lights of The Town

At night the town below was a constellation of yellow lights. The tall streetlamps and the lit bedroom windows in the second floors of the frame houses.  At the bottom of the hill the light in the depot office shone … Continue reading

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Voices #20

        I got the job driving that train in 1917.   There wasn’t many men around then with the war going on and all.  I was sixteen and lied about my age and the man at the … Continue reading

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morning post, April 17, 2017

I am early.  The first students won’t arrive at the school for almost an hour and the office won’t open till then, but I am here, as usual, right after the janitor unlocks the front doors. It’s winter now – … Continue reading

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Mid-day Post, April 11, 2017

He smiled when he got out of his car and saw there in the weeds the old pipe jutting from the hillside and draining the little spring. The pipe rusted and bent, maybe even more than before, but this sight … Continue reading

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Voices XIV

I marvel at my friends’ lack of insight.  They know me.  Some of them for twenty-five years.  Long enough.  In the immediate wake of my divorce, they thought I was grieving the loss of my husband, the loss of our … Continue reading

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morning post, March 1, 2017

    He walked on in the driving rain as if the day was clear and sunny. Those in the cars on the highway slowed down, believing the man to be crazy or possessed.   They are doing twenty and their … Continue reading

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Morning Post, February 20, 2017

      The last day of school was the first day of summer. For him this had always meant freedom.  It had meant the escape from classrooms that for weeks now had been too hot and from lectures from … Continue reading

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Shelton College Review

  The Shelton College Review met again last evening.  This time in earnest.  We actually did review a piece of writing that has potential and promise.  By the end of our session not only had the piece been corrected in … Continue reading

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Overtime: A Basketball Parable (Chapter 8)

Here is chapter 8.  If you’ve missed any of the other seven chapters, just back up a post or two on this blog.  (Ed.)   8.   Of course, I am anxious as the afternoon progresses and I sit alone, … Continue reading

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