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1,000 Words worth: 2017-32

Each Friday,  To find out more click here. Regular readers might remember Ray and Marla from another photo I took along my commute.  To refresh your memory or you want to start from the beginning, click here.  I only looked back to make sure I got the names right and then again, after I finished writing this post, so I could insert the link.  Hmmm….  I wonder what’s up with birds and these two fictional characters. “So,” Ray said it like that little word explained everything; not a question, but a statement. Marla looked up from her mending. “You know…

1,000 Words worth: 2017-31

Each Friday,  To find out more click here. Regular readers might remember Ray and Marla from another photo I took along my commute.  To refresh your memory, click here.  I only looked back to make sure I got the names right and then again, after I finished writing this post, so I could insert the link.  Hmmm….  I wonder what’s up with birds and these two fictional characters.     “How much longer?” Ray tugged at the neck of her Outsider. Marla hinged at the waist and held both Ray’s hands in hers. “You wanted to a bird,” she said.…

1,000 Words worth: 2017-29

  On Friday, I like to take an ordinary photo of something I’ve seen during the week and create a bit of flash fiction.  I call it 1,000 words worth, because,  you know, a picture is worth…. For more information, click here.   I remember the day I moved into my apartment.  I stepped onto the tiny balcony and scoffed inside. The tenant tried to sell the early morning light to me, as if the L-train platform and gaggle of commuters were visible. I could smell hot steel against the electric rail mixed with sweat as people ran to the…

1,000 Words worth: 2017-28

On Friday, I like to take an ordinary photo of something I’ve seen during the week and create a bit of flash fiction.  I call it 1,000 words worth, because,  you know, a picture is worth…. For more information, click here. Mother Goose never thought she would end up like this. Imprisoned and forced to perform at the will of the State. “It’s not a political statement,” she hooted, looking down her nose a Robin. “Defamation of character,” tweeted Robin, popping around in front of Mother Goose’s prison cell. “You spoke the truth about Bo Peep, and that kid who…

1,00 Words worth: 2017-27

On Friday, I like to take an ordinary photo of something I’ve seen during the week and create a bit of flash fiction.  I call it 1,000 words worth, because,  you know, a picture is worth…. For more information, click here.   I got on the “L,” same as I do every afternoon at 4:29 PM. On 35th Street, by LaSalle High School, not too far from where the Sox play. At that time of day, at that stop, there’s hardly anyone on the train when I get on. The crowd comes later, as we approach The Loop. Students at…

1,000 Words worth: 20017-26

On Friday, I like to take an ordinary photo of something I’ve seen during the week and create a bit of flash fiction.  I call it 1,000 words worth, because,  you know, a picture is worth…. For more information, click here.   There was something about the way the sunlight dappled and danced on the sidewalk that lifted John from his melancholy. Sure he was alone now, but that could change in a heartbeat. The end of summer usually marked the beginning of a grey cloud shifting into John’s heart and mind.  Autumn was when his grandfather died.  Autumn was…

1,000 Words worth: 2017-25

Joyce did yoga every evening on the beach. It was harder than you might think.  The shifing sand underfoot, the undulating horizon, and the occasional gusts challenged even the best yogis’ balance. That was just the start for Joyce.   The tweee of the gulls, the frenzied scurry of sandpiper, and the occasional soft-shell crab, snipped and peeled her concentration.  The own internal chatter refused to quiet: unending to-do lists, what-if, and when-is, snagged her heart center and toppled her tree pose. That’s when she saw the bottle. And the note, of course.  The bottled washed in and out with…

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