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The Mother of Cities

The morning after Christmas, we walked frozen cobblestones across the square; there were abandoned igloos around an empty ice-skating rink, and the smell of last night’s soured chestnut soup. A bumpy car ride began our love affair with the Mother of all Cities. Daughter had an icy morning and needed thawing with lots of hugs […]

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Flashback Track Friday #7

Today’s flashback track is both unusual and mysterious. The biggest hit of the British band Procol Harum, A Whiter Shade of Pale, is sometimes called the song that no one understands. Released in 1967, the track seems to be about a nervous drunken sailor wandering through his fragmented thoughts from childhood to his present attempt […]

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Brand New Riedells

Soft leather,neon laces tiedin threes,Tardis socksup to the knees.Hey ladies!I roll on reds, 93s–Gotta stopwatch to beat,learning to shuffle my feet;I’m the freshmeat. Bright lights,hockey court,late nights, ina contact sport.Slamming hips,pivot and swish.On an flat track,gotta get backup and smackthrough the pack. Running plays,out and in,push and sway;the blocker way,help that Jammerscore again.Watch the Vixenswin, […]

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Bowie, You Got It!

This flash fiction piece was prepared for the Friday Flashback Track #5 “It” Factor. Join in the fun by writing about a person or thing that embodies the “It” factor for you. This Little Slice I knew I’d been possessed by David Bowie when I put on the silk-ruffled blouse and Jareth riding boots hidden […]

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Flashback Track Friday #5

Today’s Flashback Track Friday artist is a bit of an enigma. There are no videos or recordings of him. His biography doesn’t include information about his personal life, career or inspirations. What we do know about Toussaint McCall is that he was born in Monroe, Louisiana in 1934. Despite his incredible vocal talent as an […]

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Flashback Track Friday #3

Shakespeare described love as, “Brief as the lightning in the collied night.” Hmm, I was a skeptic. Love was more like a massive building project requiring plans, pieces, and daily physical labor. This week’s Flashback Track Friday is inspired by the most romantic song I’ve ever heard, “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.” […]

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