Tag Archives: Little Boxes

Combination Block

My sixth grade hall locker haunts me in my nightmares. Of course, there’s a story behind that, and of course, it really has nothing to do with the locker itself. The stress of middle school began long before the first … Continue reading

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Last Whisper for Marian

This post contains some language and imagery that might be considered uncharacteristically sexually explicit for me. Some time ago, I left a comment for Marian Green in response to a beautiful and inspiring post of hers called Whisper. What I … Continue reading

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Little Boxes V

Four-year-old Alex… well, she’s almost four… sits alone in her room. The voices of men from the other room are laughing and happy. It hurts her. It’s lonely where she sits. She knows she’s supposed to be lying down, but … Continue reading

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Little Boxes IV

Cute, young English major on a tennis scholarship meets future doctor or lawyer. We fall in love, get married and become that happy couple I saw in the magazine ads. I suppose we live happily ever after in Suburbia too… … Continue reading

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Little Boxes III

“Afternoon, Ma’am, are you here to pick up a prescription?” “No, not a prescription. My friend said he called in an order for me.” “Sure, let me check that for you. And what name would that be under?” “Schilde. S-C-H-I-L-D-E…” … Continue reading

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Little Boxes II

I wrote my name upon a wall and left it there to stay a salty tongue licked patiently while no one watched it fade away Jessi and I lay side-by-side on the beach staring out over the calm surface of … Continue reading

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Little Boxes

Sandy woke up with a splitting headache. It was more than a week now since she’d hiked, not since Rick left. The lingering withdrawal was a hammer forging the last argument against the anvil of her temple. The coffee pot … Continue reading

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No Strings Attached

Yay! This is my 200th post! I didn’t really care about my second Annie-versary when it passed, but this is pretty cool! No surprise that it’s for a Picture It & Write prompt again. 🙂 Life outside the box… a … Continue reading

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