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“Not the Usual Crazy” (First African in Space scam as Freewriting Prompt)

 I WAS A PRISONER in my father’s kitchen, all the walls and windows covered in tinfoil, table buried under antique ham radio equipment. “Someone has to go check on Dad,” my brother had said. “He’s not answering his phone or email.” … Continue reading

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“De-Coated” – a coat story in honor of my sister’s “dead animal”

carolkean 51 in fiction CLOUDS FLOCK TOGETHER LIKE MEAN GIRLS plotting to rain on my parade. De-coated, but not defeated, I phone my evil daughter. I practice sounding stern and cold and calm: “I want my coat back.” Voice mail. Which she never … Continue reading

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