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When Maternal Instincts Are Stretched

“It would be a lot easier to behave if there wasn’t so many other exciting options,” announced Clayton. He was standing ankle deep in a home made jello pool in the in middle of the living room. His mother, red … Continue reading

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Salamander Redux

Early on the morning of January first, Scott Fraser received a call. His wife Desirae listened in. “Yes, this is he… My son is named Brett.” “Who is it?” asked Desirae. “It’s the police,” replied Scott. “Is Brett okay?” asked … Continue reading

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The Mothers of Millenials

  “Guess what Carson did.” It was the kind of statement Rachel hated. The bright look in Jamie’s eyes meant she was about to regain Rachel with her adult son’s latest achievement. “I dunno,” said Rachel. “Was it a felony?” … Continue reading

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The Night of Projectile Vomiting

“Last night I woke up to the worst sound in the world,” said Don. “What?” asked Frances. The two were standing in line at Starbucks. “The sound of my son throwing up.” Frances cringed. “That’s bad.” “At first I thought … Continue reading

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Self-Preservation

It was a momentary lapse. A split second in time. Ian had just time enough to say, “Oh no,” as he watched his mom’s favorite Hummel figurine fall from the table and smash on the hardwood floor. Ian looked around, … Continue reading

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Ideas of Heaven

Megan sighed as she walked past the withered blooms in her flower garden. She looked beyond to the cucumbers and pumpkins nearly ready for picking. The thought of a bountiful harvest after months of hard work made her smile. It … Continue reading

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All In A Day’s Work

“So, have you decided what you want to do with your life?” asked Dr. Midlane. Albert shrugged his shoulders. “No idea. I mean, how did people choose a hundred years ago?” Dr. Midlane leaned back in his seat. “Well, most … Continue reading

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