Headache

The headache is getting worse. He’d hoped by ignoring it, it would go away. But it isn’t. And it’s annoying. He wanders into the kitchen to the ledge over the sink where the box of Goody’s Powders was kept. The box is empty. He stares at it for a moment. It was just full a […]

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Guards

He grimaced as the can opener’s motor rumbled to life. Behind him he heard a soft thump, the cat dropping from its place on the ironing board. He didn’t turn to look. Can opener means food. Kitty logic. Instead he pulled out the silverware drawer and fished out a spoon which he dropped into the […]

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M.E. Caldwell

“Madness. It surrounds me. The Earth … It envelops me. I proffer my hand, to a lady. Please! Please save me, From this malady. She sadly smiles, She turns away. ‘No,’ is her reply.” There was only smoke. And ashes. And time. The cigar was sweet. Smoke struck at the eyes, blinding me. The screen […]

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A Fool In Love

When you smile I see The first morning’s light. When you laugh I hear the angels sing. A fool in love is a tragic thing to be When love’s out of reach, held at bay. Oh, you’re so far away. I cry for the children Who will come after me. I wish to spare them […]

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