Category Archives: Homework

Diagnosis

I hate hospitals. Helpless patients are undressed, poked, prodded, and probed by complete strangers. Nurses ask intimate questions. Doctors root out a body’s deepest-held secrets, sharing the devastating news impassively. The unexpected diagnosis shatters reality. And life, as you know … Continue reading

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Skin Deep

PART I      I’ll never forget the day a murderer walked into my antiques store. A steady stream of tourists flowed through my air-conditioned building to escape the muggy Charleston air. Most were “Just browsing,” which means “Don’t mind me; … Continue reading

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“Delivering Love” by Kathy Daugherty

     Today’s story is a guest post by Kathy Daugherty.  Kathy is a member of the Writers’ Group, which I attend.  This is her spin on the homework theme “I blame my mother.”  Happy reading!********************************************************************************** Delivering Love      It was … Continue reading

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The Fix-up

Second Bell English      Mrs. Carroll is droning on and on about Walt Whitman’s literary genius for, like, the third day in a row.  I don’t care.  I’m writing all over two special pages inside the red Trapper Keeper I … Continue reading

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Skin

     I pretended to be asleep until Maureen left for her quilting group.  I’ve gotten pretty good over the years at faking the slack-jawed, drooling, snoring routine.  Almost convinced myself a couple times.  But the important thing is, I convinced … Continue reading

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“Shadows” by Ed Frost

     Today’s story is a guest post by Ed Frost.  Ed (along with his wife Eileen) is a fellow member of the Writers’ Group.  Ed’s stories are always entertaining, and his sci-fi stories are a particular favorite of mine.  I’d … Continue reading

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The Logic of Fear

I blame my mother. It always starts there, doesn’t it? Mother was addicted to game shows like Let’s Make a Deal. Now, plaid jackets and cheesy theme music don’t scare me. But I tremble and sweat and my heart hammers … Continue reading

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