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Complex Comedy & Wood Woman

I was tearing my hair out between 3 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. yesterday morning. The housing complex's perimeter alarm went off eight times. When the siren stopped wailing, a high-pitched ringing followed, mimicking tinnitus. As the sky lightened, I armed myself with terrifying hair, a panic button, my bare feet, and my closest friend, Fluffy… Continue reading Complex Comedy & Wood Woman

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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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What a Waste

I don't know what is wrong with the plumbing in this place. When I flush the loo half of what should go away, stays. In my immediate family unit, and in the UK extension, there is a marked propensity for troublesome waterworks. I'm referring to external, not personal, systems. Plumbing, not bladders. I must keep… Continue reading What a Waste

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Cups for Flying Saucers

When I see a flying saucer I'm putting cups on a tray, a big X on the lawn (there's no space to land, but my guests can come down in a beam-elevator), and I'll play Over the Moon from E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial through my son's Rocka speaker so they feel appreciated and welcome. I've been… Continue reading Cups for Flying Saucers

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Duh, Say I

Yesterday, my youngest son watched Dumb & Dumber on his phone while doing the dishes. His Samsung is laid to rest on the counter top adjacent to the kitchen sink. The sponge and soap suds go round and round a plate in slow spirals, the plate is rinsed and placed on the drying rack, all… Continue reading Duh, Say I

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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