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Tale Tues: A Most Amusing Emergency

“Something’s happening.” I’d just gotten out of the shower, into my comfy sock-monkey-patterned pjs when my husband handed me the phone mouthing, It’s your mother. My hair was dripping. “What’s happening?” “Things are all jumbled in my head. And I … Continue reading

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Tale Tues: Dr. Hulking and Fish Eyes

“So how old are we now?” My mother’s ophthalmologist asked, as if he hadn’t seen her in centuries. This might seem a blatantly rude question if coming from a less hulking posture of a man dwarfing his own office to … Continue reading

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Tale Tues: Irregular Heart Beats and a Coughing Dog

It was our usual atypical school morning, when the dog may poop on the door mat or kids forget their backpacks. The dog was gag/coughing under the kitchen table. “Mommy, why’s he doing that?” Little Bro was picking at his … Continue reading

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Waste Not, Want…More?

Alphabe-Thursday: Letter W “Waste not, want not.” Her mother’s motto forever, but one far more pronounced as she grew older. On Jenna’s weekly visits, she found rinsed-out freezer bags from the dinners she’d brought her mother, in the dish drain. … Continue reading

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Great God, Good Gracious

A-Z April Challenge: Today is Letter G! “Great God.” Her daughter stood in her bedroom doorway, gaping at the TV. How it had landed at an odd angle on the floor. Its screen cracked from hitting the edge of the … Continue reading

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