Mike and Henry

Mikey and 'River Rat' had been friends since 3rd grade. From grade school through high school they had shared everything. You hardly ever saw one without the other being too far away. But after graduation, Mikey went off to college while 'River Rat' moved on to do life’s little things just to try to keep from starving. 'River Rat' didn't dig the college …

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Aunt Sadie’s Ponderings

  I understand that back in the 50’s when I was but a child, all we had to worry about in school was “Run Jane run.” and did 1+1=2.  By the time we'd finished school, most of us had already been working for a couple years and credit cards were practically non-existent. So we had to take …

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100 Word Snippet – My First Funeral

  I wondered why people felt the need to express their opinions about his appearance. They strolled by the casket like they were out shopping the fresh produce isle at the market. I watched as a few gathered the bravado to touch a hand; some patted his chest and one old women, I had no …

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Free Form Friday – My weekly rant about things that no one else gives a shit about

They Sold Your Soul There is a place that exists Between Hell and Heaven And we’re doing a tightrope balancing act On the center rail of humanity America I pledge allegiance but I can't tell anymore which country you are I’ve asked the questions  but never get a straight answer There are times when I can feel the …

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Maybe there are some things that can be left unsaid. But, I love you, is not it.

When I was young my parents told me that I would wish I had this time to live again. I have to say that I thought they were a bit senile. Who in their right mind would want to live with no TV, cell phone or Facebook? Who wants to fish in clean water, breathe …

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A slice of life about growing up in a small rural town

Gravel Roads The plumes of dust spew from beneath my wheels As I drive headlong into the darkness Thick clouds hide those things I have left behind They will only show me what lies ahead Down those back roads I drive like a demon If I can go fast enough then maybe I will break …

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