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This Old House

Posted in One Stop Poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 14, 2010 by dustus

Old panel peeling, crumbling grout
Echoes through my abandoned house
See through it clear, this starter dream
Floorboards curl, their splinters sting

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Life’s Spectrum (Flash Fiction 55)

Posted in education, Flash Fiction with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 13, 2010 by dustus

Arrrrgh! As pint-sized Captain Hook, Mikey smiles until my mullet wig frightens him—like on the circus field trip when his mother stifled sobbing wails, hugging him calm.

He doesn’t know it’s me. Five-year old thoughts sense danger. Unhooked hands cup ears shrieking, rocking back-and-forth, head banging wall, shattering my heart through life’s spectrum.

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Simon Says

Posted in Blog, Flash Fiction, writing with tags , , , , , , , on May 14, 2010 by dustus

Simon wasn’t certain of anything that groggy night. About to call the cops, his neighbor’s cries subsided into bad dreams until the following midnight…

Heard through the vent; ceiling-shaking screams:
“Put an F-in shirt on!”

“My Stereo!”

“I’m sick of your loser songs! …Get out!”

Knock-knock! No joke.

“Police. Open the door at once!”

(to be continued…)

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*55 Fiction (nanofiction)