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The Birthday Surprise

It was ten o’clock on Saturday morning when Pam got a call from her daughter Suzie. It interrupted her preparations for Stan’s sixtieth birthday party. “Calm down, Honey. Why are you crying?” asked Pam. “Why didn’t you tell me?” accused … Continue reading

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Traditions of a Modern Family

After another exhausting day, Brett and Andrea collapsed on the living room couch. Their children, Quinton and Hayley, were in their rooms, presumably doing homework. “I worry we don’t do enough together as a family,” confessed Andrea. “Huh,” grunted Brett. … Continue reading

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Essentials

Jason stood at the front door with his suitcase at his feet. “Let’s go!” he called out. His son Tyler ran to meet him. He was only carrying a backpack. “What’s that?” demanded Jason. “You told me to just bring … Continue reading

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February

One afternoon, while driving in the car, Colton asked, “Dad, why does February only have twenty-eight days?” “That’s a very good question,” replied Colton’s dad. “Bruce,” warned Dana, his wife. “What?” asked Bruce. “Inquiring minds want to know.” “Uh huh,” … Continue reading

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The Breakfast Soup Conundrum

“Yesterday my son asked me if breakfast cereal was a soup,” laughed Ken. “Where do kids get ideas like that?” José raised an eyebrow. “What did you tell him?” “What d’ya mean?” “Is it a soup?” “Of course not.” “How … Continue reading

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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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