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Beginnings #6: Roommates

He knew there was something a bit off about his new roommates when they roasted a full chicken, ate about half of it with asparagus and sweet potatoes, and then left the remainder of the carcass on the kitchen counter … Continue reading

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Beginnings #5: Bananas

She was always unsettled by the way he ate bananas.  They both ate lots of bananas, as the fruit was quite cheap on the narrow, potholed streets of the island, and was grown nearby by penniless natives.  She insisted they … Continue reading

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Beginnings #4: What’d She Order?

The simple pleasure of just being on the water, on the boat, was almost overshadowed by the thunderheads rolling in. It was lucky, he thought, that today he’d chosen to fish instead of sail, so was in the fiberglass motorboat … Continue reading

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Beginnings #3: The Cabin

The cabin was a single, square room with three windows to a side. The bathroom was in one corner so that the rear and left walls seemed to have only two windows apiece, but the bathroom had two also and … Continue reading

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Beginnings #2

During September, hurricane season, the weather was usually fair. The days were warm and cloudless and the stars were unimpeded in their nightly travels. From one side of the horizon to the other, they inched their way across the inky … Continue reading

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Beginnings #1

I don’t remember when I started drinking a beer with lunch every day, but so far it’s been working; it loosens my fingers and the ink spills from my pen like pus from a freshly lanced boil, oozing and spreading … Continue reading

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