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Every day visits*
From Moose, Goose, and Orb Weaver
All seized by Haiku

"Why moose and goose?" you may ask. Back on 2/04/13 Pirate wrote a haiku with an elk in it, and I responded with
one with a moose and then included him every day. A few days later in comments Mystic asked "Where's the goose?"
So I started including her with this post on 2/07. A week later on the 14th, Mark Readfern
asked for and received a spider. The rest is history.

*Well, most days, anyway. Grant me a bit of poetic license.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Five Sentence Fiction


It was an awkward moment when Gil ran into Marci at the pharmacy on a cold December evening.

Their last night together - what had it been, four years, five maybe - had not ended well.

But she seemed genuinely happy to see him; and, damn, she looked good.

She looked so inviting, even eager, as she invited him to her apartment to catch up, "for old time's sake."

Gil took off his gloves, looked pointedly at the ring finger of his left hand, sighed wistfully, and said, "Thanks, but I need to get home."

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  1. Devotion indeed. He let her down beautifully with just the right note of regret.

    Nicely done.

  2. I honestly didn't know where this was headed. Super glad to read that last sentence :)
    Great job!

  3. I like this. Good thinking!
    McGuffy's Reader

  4. Devotion as it was intended. A lovely story of temptation denied. Excellent write!

  5. I was right there, watching that. Nice work.

  6. Nice to see a story about good guy who knows where the line of integrity is drawn. Good piece!

  7. I'm so glad I went back and read this piece. Yes, he's devoted now, but after reading the follow-up I wonder how long it will last.


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