Category Archives: Just Sayin’

For Better, For Worse – Friday Fictioneers, June 2016

“He’s excruciatingly funny, isn’t he?” says my sister, her tone clearly indicating that my husband is anything but. “He has his moments,” I say defensively. John emerges from the piano. “I take a close interest in my work,” he says, … Continue reading

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Unseen – Friday Fictioneers, June 2016

She’s always believed that if she closes her eyes, people can’t see her. But now, wanting to be found, she’s opened them. And still people can’t see her. She calls out, but only I can hear, and I can’t help… … Continue reading

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The End of Summer – Friday Fictioneers, June 2016

Such a beautiful summer… I couldn’t believe it was true; he was total perfection and, incredibly, wanted to be with me. That day, we’d slithered down stone-flecked hillsides greased with September rains to seek shelter in the ramshackle building.  The … Continue reading

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The Long Wait – Friday Fictioneers, May 2016

  “Does being childless make you feel… unfulfilled?” asks my sister-in-law. I pretend to ponder. “I suppose you don’t miss what you never had,” I say, “bit like brains, really.” My words take a moment to sink in, then she … Continue reading

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Made in Heaven – Friday Fictioneers – May 2016

The great lummox shifts uneasily at my door. “Sithee…” He grips his cap like a shield, rotating it through calloused fingers. “Sithee, I’ve 42 cows, 20 acres, and 16 sheep.  Tha’ll want fer nuthin’…” Seemingly appalled by his own effrontery, … Continue reading

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Shine on Harvest Moon – Friday Fictioneers, April 2016

Having locked us out of our shop, my wife stands in the delivery yard, lost in the ruins of her mind and the wonder of the silver harvest moon hanging low in the sky. “I told you not to follow … Continue reading

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Trespass – Friday Fictioneers, April 2016

Louella’s family fenced their land with barbed wire – presumably to keep out riff-raff like us. But we kids were wild; we went anywhere we pleased, and we scrambled under the wire.  When Louella found us we thought she’d be … Continue reading

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Spark of Knowledge – Friday Fictioneers, April 2016

She closes her eyes, trying to erase the memories of what just happened. When she opens them, his aura is stronger, pulsating deep crimson now and he’s approaching her… again. Concentrating fiercely, she summons the image of the old book… … Continue reading

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Penance – Friday Fictioneers, April 2016

At dusk the villagers commence their annual pilgrimage through the woods. I’m sixteen; judged old enough to participate now. We reach the clearing where, only yesterday, charred timbers littered a blackened hollow, that nature, oddly, has abhorred for years.  But … Continue reading

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A Spent Force – Friday Fictioneers, April 2016

  The elevator takes three minutes to reach the 183rd floor. Long enough for eyes to meet, and lips to smile. “Monday,” he sighs. “Soon comes round,” she says. “Have a nice day!” they chorus. By Tuesday they’ve exchanged names, … Continue reading

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