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Always On The Job

Nurse Mollie drifted in and out of patients’ rooms, checking on her charges. She preferred this time of night, grimly referred to as the Graveyard Shift. Sleeping patients required fewer nurses, allowing the cardiac ward to settle into a soothing rhythm … Continue reading

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Bubbles

     Windshield wipers skidded across the window of Heidi’s rental car as the rain began to let up. She reached the edge of the development and turned right onto Sgt. Trace Lane, heading for New Town. She hadn’t seen her … 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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Smarty Pants

     I’m too old for this, I thought as I crawled around the floor in a most undignified manner, searching under beds and sofas for my missing purse.  Actually, the purse wasn’t missing so much as purse-napped.  My otherwise pleasant … Continue reading

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Bad Beginnings

     Been writing long?  Then you know writing experts have been drilling into us for years that we must hook our readers in the first paragraph, or we are doomed to die alone and penniless and fifty pounds overweight.  Although, to … 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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