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The Joys of Children

Short Story About Decision Making Katie’s room had never had the lace, dolls, or pink accoutrements of a typical girl’s room, not even when she was little. She had never asked for those things,...

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Today Thoughts

Poem   The sins of our parents Are like past lives, Because finding opportunities Come from bees from the same hives. Someone born to welfare Is never given a chance, Even when they’re smarter...

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Fatherhood

Short Story I’m excited to be a dad. I’m excited to hear my wife is pregnant. To see her for the first time knowing we’ll be a full family soon. She and I will...

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An Unpleasant Reminder

Haibun I find it just before I leave on some errands. A crumpled memo, with Sean’s R’s mother’s phone number on it, requests a phone conference. It’s at least two weeks old, if not...

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In The River’s Current

Short Story   It was a Thursday in 1946 when the father of my father didn’t come home. This wasn’t uncommon, but that night was one of the few nights he promised he would...