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Fish Out Of Water
The instant the caught fish is removed from water, he begins to drown.
Here in urban sprawl without the mountains, I begin to suffocate.
You take my hand, tell me to breathe, and I believed I could do anything for you.
Vegans Are From…Venus?
Even though she was wearing her Vegans Are Magical t-shirt, the first date was charmed until he led her to the restaurant with its electric sign: Quality Meats.
She pointed to her shirt.
“I thought that meant, like, you were from another planet,” he said.
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In the only picture we have of her, Great Uncle Bob’s French wife, Camille, leans against a rusted Chevy pick-up, her eyes staring into the distance, her lips pursed, seeming far away and unhappy.
“A traitor,” Aunt Daphne said flicking her finger at the photo. “She consorted with the damn Germans and betrayed her townspeople.”
At seven, the words “consort” and “betray” were as foreign to me as the distaste in her mouth, so I said the only thing I could relate to: “My best friend, Kira, is damn German and she talks funny but her mommy bakes nice cookies.”
end 2/25/2017 (100 words)