The trail was new for him. He stayed at my side, wondering ahead only when he could see far enough to know there wasn’t any trouble. The hike up was…
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One time, the chickens came over to our hut for awhile. They just hung out, eating bugs. It was early afternoon, I had just taken a shower because…
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I’m at Lydia’s, but she’s on the phone so I’m talking to Karen in the kitchen. Her dad just got a new car. A blue Jaguar. She’s writing a birthday card…
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The desert never asked you to stay. It didn’t welcome you with lush grass, damp air, bountiful harvests, or a cool breeze. It never asked you to stay…
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Before the heat bakes the earth, before the sun, the white light of mid-day says “stay in”. When the air feels prickly like the spine of the cactus out…
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She hung the laundry to dry facing the sun. She poured a cup of coffee and sat, watching the other side of the lake through her binoculars, waiting for…
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The sun sets early here. Earlier than you think it should, what with the heat and all. After a few days, the smell of the perfume you use starts to…
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Please leave a message after the beep. If you’re wise, you’ll meet me at the bar for a drinky-poo. Oh, this is Claire. The afternoon sun woke me up. I…
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Last week, my friend Lina invited me over to eat with her and her husband. Lina and I work together - our offices are next door, and we often have…
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A shirt and tie, he thought as he rose out of bed. He could smell the coffee from below, his wife pottering in the kitchen. It drifted up the stairs to…
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The dog moves from shade to shade as the sun moves across the sky. Each darkened spot, a new space, new bugs, scents, feeling. Each spot, a moment for…
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I invited Maggie over for supper. I can’t she said. We’re going bowling. Can I come? We’re at Bowl-a-rama, downtown. I walked, Maggie took her bike. She…
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