Tag Archives: DPChallenge

L’Object de Superflu

Unmounted wall wine rack, on the floor, in the corner, unused.  A gift that will never be given.  It’s stainless steel finish mocks in more ways than one.  It has a clean, sparse design. No hardware came with it. Yes, … Continue reading

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Playlist

Steve stared at the equipment in the middle of his living room floor.  He just didn’t seem to have the energy to get the karaoke machine, speakers, and music loaded into his van.  Normally, Friday nights were the best; people … Continue reading

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Contemplado La Vida

Chris squatted down on the lava outcropping and contemplated the ocean churning below on the rocks.  The water reflected the steel grey of the sky; sullen and threatening.  The breeze coming onshore was still relatively warm, but every so often … Continue reading

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A Day In The Life

6:30 am I hear the humans starting to move.  It’s still dark outside, but maybe it’s time for them to get up.  I’ve been waiting patiently for so long now.  I’m hungry.  Don’t they understand my needs?  Again, they are … Continue reading

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Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

Having a front row seat to the theatre of the absurd was not what I had bargained for when I sat down at one of the outside tables at one of the hundreds of Starbucks in San Diego after ordering … Continue reading

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Showdown – Part Two

When we last left Sadie and her brother, Billy Ray, they were about to face a posse headed by the rancher, Hooker, when they spotted something out the back window. Four riders were approaching.  Sadie first recognized Isaiah.  He could … Continue reading

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Showdown

This was not how Sadie imagined her life would end.  But now, as she saw the dust rise from the dozen or so horses and riders coming from the Hooker ranch, how else could it have ended.  It was a … Continue reading

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Galloping Through the Mists of Time

December 23rd is an odd day.  There is the childhood anticipation of the coming Christmas day, or the adult anxiety of the coming Christmas day.  My parents were married on Christmas Eve, 1940.  If my father were still alive they … Continue reading

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A Glimmer Of . . .

A Glimmer of a Ghost Story Cobwebs.  Little silk and dust leftovers from the spiders that shared the cabin with us this summer.  Now all that is left are these grey, filmy little ghosts.  I stare at them for long … Continue reading

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Winter’s Fury

This week’s Weekly Writing Challenge is ‘Haiku’ Your challenge, should you choose to accept it In the words of Ray Bradbury, “Just write every day of your life…”. Your mission is to write five haikus — one for each of … Continue reading

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