Munchies

Evelyn discovered why rooms came available so often six months after being moved to the nursing home. It happened the night she rolled her wheelchair to the cafeteria for a late night snack, and saw her name on the menu sheet.

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The Magic Words

My hands and underarms grew clammy with fevered regret as I doubled over in the simple but cushy chair, head down and fingers interlocked as though in prayer. Then, the grey-haired, bifocaled man uttered the magic words that would grip my body and make it convulse wildly in a fit of rapture: “You are NOT the father!”

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Bessie

Bessie, my white-faced golden retriever, trotted over to greet me with a smile and a wagging tail as she always does. She’s the best dog I’ve ever had, and I only wish I was still alive so I could give her the belly rub she so rightfully deserves.

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The floor opened and the rope snapped taught. And though she hung by the neck, the witch continued her loud and shrill curse upon us.

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Leap

As she stepped up and out a sudden gust of wind blew through her hair, and as it flailed wild and free, so too did her heart, which raced with excitement at the thought of taking that next step. Breathe deep, eyes closed, JUMP…

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