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My Sister Carol

Auntie Vero, keep your handbag on the cupboard beside Carol’s shoes. Come and sit down here. I will tell you everything that has happened since you left for Japan. I guess it feels good to be home after many years … Continue reading

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My Own Private Narrative of Bollocks

It was unpleasant, but then it wasn’t, it all depended on how you looked at it. In the moment, the foot being wet, the sock also, the ostensibly waterproof boot clearly leaking, and it being cold, coldish anyway, in the … Continue reading

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Born Again at Lake Ontario

By now I imagine you’ve heard the gossip. God knows between Jenny at the salon and Martha Crenshaw at the Bible Study; it’s already all over town. It was clear as day when I went into the bank this morning … Continue reading

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Kansas, 1875

The hot sun crawled down the western sky, and the world melted from exhaustion, as did the man who stood in the cabin doorway. He looked far older than his thirty-one years. Pearls of sweat beaded on his forehead as … Continue reading

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No Orange for Julius

I always told him no one would ride in a black bus. Wouldn’t listen. Threw away his money to redo the fleet. Told him the bus came off like a hearse or some prison transport. Julius blamed the sun. Said … Continue reading

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A Sky That Isn’t Blue

“That’s not quite how it works,” the mother says. She rinses parsley under the kitchen tap, dries it by squeezing it tight. She holds the crumpled stalks over the food processor, takes the scissors and snips them apart. Flecks of … Continue reading

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LIFE OF PINKY: Pinky is Rebuffed

“Mummy?” our kindergartner says, without looking up. It’s bedtime and he is reading a big new book, The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Dogs. Inexplicably, the child is, unlike ourselves, a ‘dog person’, and the different canine breeds are his current topic … Continue reading

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