short story

When does Abuse End and Dementia Start?

“What day is it?” asked the doctor at emergency. “Friday,” Mom replied. My brother Alex mouthed, “Lucky guess.” What month is it?” asked the doctor. “It’s the end of the month,” she insisted. It was. But a pretty vague answer. “What year is it?” “1987.” Off by over 30 years. “How did you hurt yourself?” …

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Canada Geese Migration Luck

[genre: non-fiction, humour] His Highness and I were on a nature walk with Dingo and Wiley, looking forward to watching Canada Geese migration. The dog and puppy running, herding, and using logs and debris as an agility course seemingly custom designed for their Blue Heeler joy and enlightenment. Overhead, the harsh cries of Canada geese …

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Avast Me Hearties This Be a Pirate Mini-Story

[Genre: fiction, humour, short story] The child slumped through the front door after school. Despair hanging above her head like a plump rain cloud. “What’s wrong?” I asked. “I have to write a poem.” “That doesn’t sound so hard.” “About pirates.” “You can do it.” “Why didn’t they ask us to do something good, like …

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