The Kiss

The Daily Post—WP Monday It’s awkward to know when it’s right to take that first kiss. From the moment I saw Frazier, kissing him was all I could think about. No, he wasn’t the type I’d envisioned myself falling for. He wasn’t movie star handsome or body-builder athletic, but there was a magnetic power in […]

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Sometimes You Have To Take One For the Team

The Daily Post prompt—FROTH The froth oozed from his mouth and joy lit my heart. He was dying, and I didn’t regret it. In fact, a sense of freedom bubbled up inside of me. The weight I’d been carrying for the last seven years had taken wing and was trying to escape through my mouth—my […]

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Gorging on Anger

The Daily Post word of the day—GORGE “Come, follow me,” the chef said. “A feast is going on. I will set the table before you and it will be spread with treats and delicacies you never thought you’d taste again. I know that for a long time your needs have been neglected. Rejoice, your day […]

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Relocate—The Witness Protection Program

The Daily Post prompt—RELOCATE This was the part about meeting people that Lizzie found difficult. No matter how much she told them, they always wanted more. Where are you from? What side of town? What schools did you attend? They didn’t need the details of her life, but if she didn’t share, they assumed there […]

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Chicago’s Picasso

The Daily Word prompt—PATINA https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/patina/ Fifty years ago when Pablo Picasso’s gift to the City of Chicago was unveiled, columnist Mike Royko described the tepid applause from a disappointed crowd of VIPs. According to Royko, “some people just stood there, frowning or blank-faced. It looked like “a giant insect that is about to eat a smaller, […]

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