Atomic Dog

There was something admirable about the dog, she thought.  A dog wants nothing more than to be with you and to be fed.  She stroked her little kitty pensively.

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Shopping

She’d been shopping all day, and her tiny apartment was filled with bags, big and small.  It was chilly, as she looked around the room and let the silence fall over her she realized that this is not how she’d imagined 36.  The phone rang.  It was Brian, she clasped the receiver with both hands before saying “Hello.”

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And the Rain

“I want to make sure that I’m OK, you know,” her voice was dim and wavering.  Were there roads to redemption.  “I know,” he said tracing the raindrops on his window, the sky was a sprawling gray cotton sheet.  “I’m going to spend some time on my own…”

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The Jungle Book

She was a shriveled beet. “Have you filled out form 1362A?” her wizened lips muttered ruthlessly.  The applicant looked nervously at her child and back at the beet-woman’s gloating pen.  “I was told I needed 1365B…,” she’d not finished the mumbling words, when the beet, as gracefully as swan, closed her case-file.  “You’ve stood in the wrong line,” she said gesturing to another queue.
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