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Always Losing Your Umbrella?

It seemed almost coincidental how it happened. So fortuitous. Like fate had lent a hand. Ella had travelled to Hong Kong on a whim, ostensibly to shop. A snap decision to get away from the mounting conflict at home. Living next door and sharing a common wall with one's ageing parents had its advantages, but… Continue reading Always Losing Your Umbrella?

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Nearly Wasn’t

Phoebe feeling lazy, frowned. “I did it yesterday. Ask Darren.” Mum was insistent. “It’s your job. She’s desperate for a walk in the park.” Petra’s tail wagged, effusively. The guilt trip worked.  Phoebe and Petra were almost at the road, when Mum called from the doorway, holding out Phoebe’s coat,   “Come back. You’ll need this.”… Continue reading Nearly Wasn’t

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Friday Fictioneers in 100 Words

Write a story 100 words or less based on the photo prompt. Not so easy as you think. I am hoping it will hone my literary fiction skills, which are poor at best. So here is my first contribution. He seemed so kind. Like he was the one. The rose, a spontaneous gift, accompanied by… Continue reading Friday Fictioneers in 100 Words

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Harassment in a Heartbeat

Can you smell that? I questioned my husband. More interested in the television screen and suffering from slight industrial deafness, his reply was an inaudible mumble of agreement. "Those kids are smoking," I hissed. Without waiting to hear a response, I continued, "The rules are the rules, after all." I'd had serious misgivings about hosting… Continue reading Harassment in a Heartbeat