Category: Writing

90. Firework

Kevin sat on a lawn chair in his friend Riley’s yard with their group. It was the last time they’d all be together — college coming in a few weeks — and everyone knew...

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89. Radio

Josh looked at the gear he had just uncovered in the basement and was just confused. “Grandpa, what exactly is all this?” he asked. “It’s my Ham radio set up,” he said. “I used...

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88. Sound Check

“Fake it till you make it,” John realized, only works if you actually know how to do “it.” Not for the first time, John wished he had musical talent, if only he could be...

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87. Return

More than one person said it was time, and while Kurt didn’t feel any great motivation to “get back out there,” it was getting harder to avoid looking pathetic. Which, he supposed, was its...

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86. Time

Joy looked at the parking lot’s meter and wanted to cry. “What’s wrong, Mom?” “Crystal, it’s frustrating,” Joy said. “It’s like I’ve blinked and I’m living in a new country, where I don’t speak...

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85. Roanoke

It had been years since I had last been on Roanoke Avenue, and I don’t have a good explanation of why I’m here now. If you let your memories run, the mind has a...

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84. Kindness

It was a kindness, what I did. They hate me for it, these townspeople, but I stand by what I’ve done. Before, faced with my “crime,” I’d have agreed with those wanting to hang...

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83. Deathbed

They always say what you’ll feel when you’re on your deathbed, or what you want to avoid feeling. “Nobody on their deathbed ever wished they’d spent more time at the office” and that sort...

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82. Lunar

It looks unreal. It felt unreal. It couldn’t be real. Jenny looked at the stone in the exhibit in front of her, unbelieving. The rock, part of the traveling exhibit, was from the Moon,...

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81. Lab

Neil liked being in the lab at night. It was quiet, and no one expected anything from him. It wasn’t that he didn’t belong; his test scores put him at the top of his...

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