Unexpected

Mousy Brown Hair

I don’t remember when it happened, but it was cold, I know that. I was sleeping. My hair was long at the time and I had it in a sloppy pile on top of my head. As I slept, I kept feeling something. I didn’t want to wake up, so I tried to convince myself […]

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Ignite, Igniting, Ignition

Volkswagens put a lot of emphasis on safety. It’s good that they do. Be happy your car won’t start. Mine did and the steering column caught on fire… while I was driving. I was just 16 and didn’t know what to do. I pulled into a cheap motel parking lot and hopped out, leaving the […]

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Twinkle, Twinkle

I’m a mortician’s kid. I grew up around dead bodies, playing hide-and-seek in a funeral home. I had chores in the home, too, such as vacuum the viewing rooms. One night, while vacuuming, something seemed to twinkle in the casket. I went to see what it was and it was the woman’s eyes. They were […]

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Lend Me Your Ear

I was just a kid when the Army sent me to Vietnam. A lot of things happened and I just couldn’t tell you why. One of them was that I had this necklace with ears strung on it. I was at a bar there one night and a Marine walked up to me and got […]

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One is Enough

I awoke to a skittering across my back. After jumping around and swatting at my back, I noticed the strange quality of my cat’s insistent meow. She had caught something and was proud of it. I just knew it. I tore apart the room to find it and sure enough, there was a mouse cowering […]

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