Tag Archive 'short fiction'

Apr 24 2012

SPRING CLEANING

SPRING CLEANING “Iris, heads like spears, knife-shaped leaves, hands in prayer, pressing through dark unconscious earth seeking the light. Is it not the same for us?” She turned from the window. “Of course, Dear. … don’t forget the laundry.” Eyes glued to the game, he startled, hearing their door slam behind her for the last […]

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Apr 08 2012

HIS SHOES

HIS SHOES When the old man’s dress shoes were donated to a thrift store, Mady bought them for her son’s concert. She and his father listened spellbound. His vibrant saxophone notes poured forth, tumbling over slick black toes. After graduation, the outgrown shoes languished in his deserted room. Now his father wears their shiny barely […]

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