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Mildred & Monty

Mildred was hiding in a beam above the kitchen. She stared at me from the knotted wood. I felt her gaze and, looking up, caught sight of her. What peculiar eyes, I thought, what an elongated, fearsome forehead and skull, what a beak, what a... Abandoning my crack-of-dawn tea drinking, I shot to the bedroom… Continue reading Mildred & Monty

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Journal Juice

What would you do if, when you fed it kale, celery, and mint, your juice extractor churned out tomato juice? I don't have a juice extractor, but this is the image that came to mind so I have to go with it. Really, what would you do? I'd be blown away and a tad intimidated… Continue reading Journal Juice

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Mary & the Moon

Mary lay on the grass under a full, white moon. She lay there feeling like a sliver of light. Mary is too pale for the burning sun, but for the gentle, milky moon, she is just right.  Mary stared at the moon without blinking. A slideshow of faces is what she anticipated, wished to see.… Continue reading Mary & the Moon

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The Hee-hee Dictionary

Liberty Fleurjibberty would like you to take a peek at the words she fabricated for the first, and likely only, edition of the Hee-hee Dictionary. Each entry begins with the word in bold, followed by a free-spirited definition, and then a sample sentence in italics. If you're worried about my multiple personalities (Polly Reed, and… Continue reading The Hee-hee Dictionary

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An Old Man & a Crow

An old man sat on the step of his stoep. There was nothing to be done. His head was hanging, its bald top shining, exposed to the soon-to-be setting sun.  A black crow flew in, landed, and instructed the old man to lift his head.   “Take one last look at this land,” the black crow said.  The… Continue reading An Old Man & a Crow

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An Old Woman & a Pig

An old woman climbed a mountain with a child on her back and, trotting at her heels, a pig called Bacon and, tied to her belted waist, a bulging sack. When they got to the top the hungry old woman said “We must eat something now” and tied Bacon to a peg. The old woman… Continue reading An Old Woman & a Pig