Category Archives: non-fiction

Smack That Pivot

Do you remember what you did? It was a long time ago, forty-one years ago this December. I was eleven. You were what, thirteen, fourteen? I ask this because you were bigger, and in a higher grade. I wish you’d … Continue reading

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Find The Willing

It’s not enough to reach out. It’s not enough to want, or to wish. There’s a man in Norway who’s made a friend in Scotland. He’s in his 60’s; she is about that age too. Both their spouses have passed … Continue reading

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She Runs

She was a new car once. She was scrutinized, negotiated, fawned over, and loved. This gray Plymouth Valiant Signet was shiny, true and new, over fifty years ago. Today she runs as a beater on Manhattan Beach’s posh streets, the plaything of an … Continue reading

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The Hook of Respective Longevity

On a short alley lot at Perkins Cove, Maine, a small hook holds a chain together. This metal forging is very old, perhaps older than seventy years. Today her job is lightweight duty; she keeps tourists off private property. This old hook is retired; … Continue reading

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The Family and the Empty Nester

It’s been a difficult year. Our three cats passed away within 14 months, these animals had been our family the past two decades. Now we have three cremation urns on a memory table, cold ceramic and wood where there had … Continue reading

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Hidden House

Look at this old residence. There are stories that occurred within this home’s walls, but in the viewer’s world these stories don’t exist. We tend to pass by old homes because we don’t give much thought to the human history … Continue reading

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A Genuine Moment in Time

Maybe I’m wrong. Maybe my idea isn’t as much of a grabber as I think. Here it is: What if we discovered, today, a locked-in-amber moment that took place 84-years ago? A moment that was an exchange between two people, … Continue reading

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