Archive - September 2014

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A Wink and A Smile
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Headed to “Blue” Ocean
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Whispered Memories of Smoke and Fire
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Applying to The Villain’s Academy
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Limp
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Tap
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Black
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Heat
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Seattle
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Date

A Wink and A Smile

Janine smiled until her cheeks felt like they would pop like two pink bubble gum bubbles. How she hated the smell of these dirty old men. It was something south of fermented varnish.  She took their menus as they made their dirty jokes. She winked at them and turned away. She got two tables away[…]

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Headed to “Blue” Ocean

Sam grabbed her arm and weaved it through his. She sagged under the weight of her pack. In fairness they both were. He had more strength than she did. He could see that at more extreme levels than when they had started this journey. Sam looked down at his legs that were longer and thicker[…]

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Whispered Memories of Smoke and Fire

“Really? You work directly with my- the King.” Dally cast Rebecca a cautionary look, but nodded.  She cleared the corner to see if anyone was within earshot. She leaned in very close. “It helps to have been the one who got the princess out of the castle alive. That earns you a lot of trust.”[…]

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Applying to The Villain’s Academy

Benjamin sat at the kitchen table, ink spatters covered his hand. He was trying to write his essay for entrance to The Villain’s Academy. He wasn’t completely sold on this idea. He was beginning to have doubts about this career path his mother was forcing down his throat. But then he didn’t have the energy for the[…]

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Limp

Taya swore just as she hit the dirt. A dust cloud puffed around her and she choked mid profanity. She’d twisted her ankle. She scrambled towards the pile of junk that littered the field. A long wall of rusted cars, trucks,  barrels, and random pieces of farm equipment was the only visual barrier in the[…]

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Tap

Jason closed the creaky elevator door. The old elevator smelled of mildew and stagnant b.o. There a black piece of gum sealed into the linoleum. He stayed away from the yellowed walls. He tapped the button for the 4th floor gingerly. Two taps or it didn’t work. The elevator swayed if he moved to suddenly,[…]

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Black

The wave of black cloaks was starling this early in the morning. There was just enough light to distinguish the difference between the black of the cloth and the dark of the morning light. Gray was seeping into day like India ink and water. The breeze was brisk and reminded Emily that she was awake[…]

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Heat

Taya leaned against the building trying to press as much of her body into the shade as she could. Unfortunately the building was nearly as hot as the sun and put out it’s own heat. She needed to get out of the sun. She was sticky everywhere and was simmering in her own juices. They[…]

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Date

“What is the date?” A scruffy old man in a formally smart suit stumbled out of a dumpster. “Anyone tell me the date.” “Um,” My friend Vicki turned to me outraged at his impropriety, “Like we’re going to talk to some dirty old man.” She tugged on my arm as she locked hers around mine.[…]

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