Monthly Archives: September 2011

Story a Day, Day 26: Too old to travel

what do you want to see me do for my next 30 day project? http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Q536WGY Calling someone a hippie was the most devastating of insults to my great uncle Stanley, which was pretty silly given that hippies hadn’t been around … Continue reading

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Story a Day, Day 25: The Goddess of Metaphor and Symbolism Gets Drunk

Final day, the goddess of metaphor and symbolism, sister to cliche, got drunk as a baby’s butt and dropped her satchel with as many figures of speech as there are stars in your eyes, and everything became mixed beyond condescension. … Continue reading

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Story a Day, Day 24: My Underwater Town

I’ve run a marathon and the short story a day project is almost over.  Help me choose my next project: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Q536WGY The first thing you see when you come around the last curve to my village is the church tower.  In … Continue reading

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Story Day, Day 23: How to leave a man in a wheelchair

Story a day project is almost over! Help me decide October’s 30 day project: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Q536WGY My body knew I was going to stop before my brain agreed, slowing my pace and forcing my eyes to make contact with te man in … Continue reading

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Story a Day, Day 22: Fighting Aunts

Aunt Maggie and Aunt Saray no longer knew how old they were.  Asking them was sure to was a sure way to win a cold cup of coffee and even colder reception during those obligatory visits younger relatives make to … Continue reading

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Story a Day, Day 21: Alcohol Warning

Warning: “After dissolving the brick in a gallon of water, do not place the liquid in a jug away in the cupboard for twenty days, because then it would turn into wine.–Warning attached to “grape concentrate” blocks sold during prohibition … Continue reading

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Story a Day, Day 20: My Father’s Bet

My brother has three times gone unconscious trying to win a bet against my father. Once, my father bet him he couldn’t go three days without eating. Another time, at the pool, my brother bet my father that he could … Continue reading

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