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50 Word Thursday — Everyday American Hero

“Miss Wonderly murmured, “Thank you,” softly as before and sat down on the edge of the chair’s wooden seat.” – The Maltese Falcon – Dashiell Hammett. Miss Wonderly learned that the refugee couple, Elvira and Javier Miro, now attending their church, were stopped at the border six months ago. They were separated from their children… Continue reading 50 Word Thursday — Everyday American Hero

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the cursed of the white house

The town hall clock struck midnight; ghouls clamored around the white house. The twelfth gong's peal faded away; creaking echoed into silent darkness as the front door opened. Fluorescent green accented a stout figure who clomped onto the raised porch, its shellacked pompadour rising in the night like an unholy erection, belying the lack of… Continue reading the cursed of the white house

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50 Word Thursday — Up to No Good

"I solemnly swear that I am up to no good." by J.K. Rowling, The Prisoner of Azkaban Being ruler of my realm hasn't been easy. I solemnly swear that I am up to no good, but good never got anyone anywhere important with any speed. I wanted my power and wanted it while young enough… Continue reading 50 Word Thursday — Up to No Good

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50 Word Thursday — Friends for Life, or Trouble at the Rubbles (Jim Adams’ title)

Betty said to Wilma, “I think my milk is dried up, as Bam-Bam keeps crying.” Wilma said, “Are you eating enough greens and drinking plenty of water?” “What do you mean, Wilma? I eat yak meat three times a day. Isn't that enough?” asked Betty. “I can see you haven't read Dr. Rock's latest tablet,… Continue reading 50 Word Thursday — Friends for Life, or Trouble at the Rubbles (Jim Adams’ title)

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50 Word Thursday — Let the wild rumpus start

"Let the wild rumpus start." -- Maurice Sendak, from Where the Wild Things Are   job's a drag, need some free dropped a tab of ecstasy first i heard it in the thump then i saw it in his scrump primal bongos crazy beat 'bido rising feel the heat bodies writhing in the night fill… Continue reading 50 Word Thursday — Let the wild rumpus start

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50 Word Thursday #27 — Do no harm?

“He hoped that by remaining where he was, he might do some good, even there.” – Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens Baby Nicholas was born in the asylum, the son of Anna, a woman who had been there for a year, and Dr. Phibes, her psychiatrist. The previous year, Anna had gone to the police… Continue reading 50 Word Thursday #27 — Do no harm?

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50 Word Thursday — A Possum’s Tale

Image by Prawny from Pixabay Bobo the Clown was very sad because his pet opossum, Huckabee, was sick. Huckabee refused to eat, and for a possum food is their world, so Bobo was worried. The circus was in Palm Beach for a week, then the troupe was shutting down for vacation. Bobo had plans to… Continue reading 50 Word Thursday — A Possum’s Tale

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50 Word Thursday — Hungry for Beans

As the smiling tourist had his photo taken with the exhibit's totem leader, neither the tourist nor his friend noticed the wall totem poles inching closer. It was only looking at the snapshots on the phone that they both looked up.... just in time to realize they were surrounded in a cage of wood. The… Continue reading 50 Word Thursday — Hungry for Beans

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Image by PublicDomainPictures from Pixabay It isn't as difficult to get out of bed this morning. Most of the day is spent talking with friends and attending awards ceremonies. Joey and a group of us ride down to the beach at lunch time. The water is still ice cold but the air is warm. We… Continue reading 50 Word Thursday

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50 Word Thursday — Gifts of the Gods

Since their human creations did not keep them as entertained as they used to with their many adventures and follies with the humans as unwitting victims of exploitation; and likewise, the humans did not trust the Gods and Goddesses or turn to them for assistance as much anymore, the Gods and Goddesses needed to find… Continue reading 50 Word Thursday — Gifts of the Gods