Ghost

“Boo! I’m a ghost!” “Yes you are sweetie,” my mom says with a laugh, ruffling my blanketed head. “You’re going to get so much candy wearing that costume.” “Of course I will. Ghost are really scary.” “They sure are. Now go get your brother so he can take you trick or treating.” “Evaannn!” I yell,…

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Sling

“Attack!” I look up right as mud hits me square in the face, the chunks falling onto my shirt. I let out a gasp, quickly swiping it out of my eyes as my friend winds up for another shot. “Not fair! We were supposed to do a countdown!” I yell, ducking behind my fort. “That’s…

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Frail

I lift my hand from the warm embrace of my bed, holding it out for my son to take. He looks at me with wide eyes, doe eyes, so innocent and scared. He doesn’t know what to do seeing me like this, just a shell of what I was. “Charlie… Can you take my hand…

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Build

I put down another block. Then another and another and another. Counting each out loud as they link together to form my best tower yet! The colors are something that I’m very proud of you know. I used green, red, purple, yellow, blue… Did I mention green? Oh and also orange!  I also put little…

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Mindless

I look down at my mother, hair silver, skin the texture of a crinkled bag. Today she is knitting, something she hasn’t done for weeks, her hands steady as she does each stitch. I smile a bit, moving to sit down in front of her. “Hey ma,” I say softly, hand going to rest on…

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A Journal

A Journal 1992: Newly Weds Make a Journal For The Memories to Come, Flip to First Page, Insert Quote “Can you play me a memory/ I’m not really sure how it goes/ But it’s sad and it’s sweet and I knew it complete” –Billy Joel 1996: Loving Couple Hope, Go to Doctor, Seven Words Leave…

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