No penny for your thoughts, but a buck for the rest

cottonbro on Pexels.com She carefully slips the dollar bill into his jacket pocket. The boring navy blue one that comes out only on special occasions. His funeral ticks that box. She is required to speak, but still hasn't come up with anything pithy to say, struggling with what is expected and what actually is. For …

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Lisa Fotio She stood on the dock with the roar of the wind in her ears, her clothes flapping about. From this vantage point, the horde on shore had morphed from individual bits of flotsam into an ever increasing pulsating organism of movement and sound. A group of young men knocked into her, as they …

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