Author - Carley Hibbert

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Kicking and Screaming
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Anniversary
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Family Treasures
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A Useful Brain
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Alone in a New World
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My Face in the Mirror
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Devil Be Gone Juice
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A Day Off From Sisters
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Lost Angel
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To Catch A Traitor

Kicking and Screaming

“So I guess we know his trigger.” I pressed my knees into Tyler’s back. “Oxygen?” Doug grunted as he pulled the rope tighter around Tyler’s hands. “We’re going to need more rope.” I nodded at this as Tyler kicked, fighting to free himself from his binds. I met Doug’s dark eyes. Beads of sweat formed[…]

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Anniversary

Glitter fell from the sky and dusted everyone. Soon running disco balls were seeking cover in doorways and cars. Jessica tugged her cap down trying to keep the sharp glitter from her eyes. People had stopped looking upward fairly quickly. Glitter is not friendly to the eyes. It was a glitter blizzard and no one[…]

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Family Treasures

Pickles were not her favorite. Sharon had been hiding them around the house all day. She was pretty sure she could fit a few behind the mystery jug on the top shelf. She tucked two jars under her arm and climbed up but the shelf tittered. She hopped down and reached over with her foot[…]

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A Useful Brain

“Good morning!” The lady in the dark pantsuit said. She looked around the room as if they were being loud disruptive children, when the opposite was actually true. Desi looked around him and noticed that everyone was just as quiet and nervous as he was. All eyes were focused in the general direction of the[…]

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Alone in a New World

The fire hadn’t gone down much since she got it going. Shelby poked and prodded it with a long stick hoping the stick wouldn’t catch on fire too. She needed coals to cook with and wasn’t seeing any. She had to cook today. There was nothing ready made.  She hoped that she’d end up with something[…]

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My Face in the Mirror

  It’s been a long time since I’ve looked at myself in the mirror. So when I stumble upon one in the corner of an abandoned building, I duck my head to avoid it. My heart races at the near glimpse of what I’ve become. I’m alone. No one is on this side of the[…]

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Devil Be Gone Juice

My alarm clock goes off. My heart matches it beat for beat in my ears. Good grief! I hadn’t realized that this alarm was set for heart attack! I almost fall on my face as I untangle myself from my blankets. I can’t find my alarm clock and my body is in panic mode. Whose[…]

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A Day Off From Sisters

  Hadley shuffled through the empty hallway; thankful her sisters weren’t up yet. Maybe Sable had gone out already. She should go out somewhere; a walk, a ride, a nap. Some place away from these grandiose walls. One of her father’s old counselors had just recovered from a bad illness. She could visit him. They[…]

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Lost Angel

  I fleeted through the trees trying not to make a sound. It was a game I liked to play in the morning after I finished my poses and recited all the prayers that promised me youth, beauty, health, and long life. I folded my white wings under her as I landed on a branch[…]

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To Catch A Traitor

The words could not be true, but they were written on every wall that she walked passed. Fanny averted her gaze from the horrible words that looked as though they were bleeding. She tried to breathe and not let her thoughts race. She couldn’t afford to panic. The words painted throughout their block could mean[…]

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