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Magical Wings

Magical Wings

I took off the polka-dotted pot from the stove. The sweet smell of tomato loaded the whole kitchen. I put two plates on the wide table. Sometimes I put three. It’s hard to let him go. He loved my pasta. I had to grate a ton of cheese on it to be good for him. […]

Taking Off

Taking Off

“I’ll be your feet if you’ll be my wings,” he offered, as he pushed her wheelchair through the premises of the spiritual center where they had met the day before.*Everything was new and foreign to him when he entered the music room to participate in a choir rehearsal. He still hadn’t noticed the woman, sitting […]

As I Think About It

As I Think About It

Ideas and thoughts are strange things. Normally, I don’t give their presence in my mind a second thought, but there are times when I wonder what business they have hanging out there. Without bragging, I would say that my thoughts sometimes are winged and behave like birds. There are, for example, moments when a thought […]

There are Wings and There are Wings

There are Wings and There are Wings

“Write a passage on ‘Wings’. Hope, freedom, spirituality. Flying is the aspiration of the soul towards a loftier human condition.” His English professor gushed. She had the remarkable ability to pin her students under a microscope to see the inner workings of their brains.                        […]

Classic Wings

Classic Wings

On the edge of the village of Saint-Amand-de-Coly there was a long-abandoned chateau. Left at the end of the war, it had become completely overgrown and was, at least from the main road to Candat-le-Lardin, not even visible. Except to a few, it was completely forgotten. But Gerard Badeaux had recently met one of those […]

The Baker

The Baker

I’m just a man. Never asked more than my due. I live in one of a dozen units surrounding a concrete courtyard. When I asked the landlord whether the brick oven in the center of the courtyard might not be used by one who wanted to try their hand at baking, he said it might. […]

Mignon

Mignon

The first time I saw Mignon, she was nestled in a bright red tulip, sound asleep. Her tumbled black curls glistening with dew, her gossamer wings folded neatly behind her back, she was the jeweled center of the March garden. I was enraptured, barely breathing. She opened her green-gold eyes, and the two of us […]

Durian Drive

Durian Drive

Penny Palidoria loathed her life on Durian Drive more than words could describe. Her mother’s new job meant they had to pack up their perfect little life on Pear Place, moving halfway across Cornucopia to the worst fruit basket imaginable. She went to school every day soaked in the pungent scent of durian, so horrible […]

I Can Fly

I Can Fly

“I can fly!” she said, her voice teeming with joy as she danced across the blossoming fields. She then clumsily twirled and skipped towards her mother, who lay across a picnic blanket, earning a playful chuckle from her. “Just like an angel” Her mother said before embracing her in a hug. “What’s an angel?” the […]

Staring at the Sun

Staring at the Sun

After all the wonderful things my father had invented for that ungrateful wretch, this is our reward: to rot in this godforsaken place, starve and go mad in the process! Yet, when a wretch wears a crown, his word is the law: he’s always right, no matter what.  The man is all sweetness and smiles […]

Beware the Social Butterfly

Beware the Social Butterfly

Spring sunshine lights up stained-glass windows as I precede Abigail’s stick thin, hot off the catwalk bridesmaids, down the aisle.  My curvaceous figure is a stark contrast to the supermodels sashaying behind.  Had I not been humiliated enough? *** Abigail is what is known as a social butterfly.  Fluttering her wings, she flits from person […]

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