And the Spirit Moves #amwriting

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And the Spirit Moves

Zooey knows what her in-laws think of her. She witnesses the finger gestures denoting “crazy” and lips accentuating “woo-woo” when she professes spirituality. More than once they’ve suggested Brent married her because of her bank account, which, until today, she’d vehemently denied . . . to herself.

An earthquake struck, shifting the earth, as they do, trembling the man-made structures, as they do, and stopped.

Briefly she thought her ginger kombucha had more of a kick than usual.

Every picture stayed on the wall except for their wedding picture, severed down the middle, splitting them in two.

The damn cheater.

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Sascha Darlington

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15 replies »

  1. Teacher says, “Every time a man cheats it causes an earthquake.” That’s probably not true. There wouldn’t be much Earth left.

    I’m diggin’ the snowflakes, by the way.

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