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Month: April 2014

A Painting for Daddy

Lily stepped back to admire her artwork. “I think that’s it,” she said, smearing some yellow paint on the table as she tried to wipe it up. She wiped her hand on her t-shirt. The painting was made with generous amounts of brown and blue; those were his favorite colors. She dipped her brush in the yellow paint and added her name to the bottom right corner. “I think he’ll love it.” She smiled as she thought of other paintings she had made for him. She knew he kept them all because she had found a collection once in...

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Running with Holly

Jerry silenced the alarm clock and sat up on the edge of the bed. His head and stomach ached, urging him to lie down again. In truth, he would prefer nothing more than to lie down and let the world continue without him. He ambled to the bathroom and splashed some water on this face. He ignored the mirror; there was nothing there that he liked. He leaned forward for a bit, his hands resting on the counter. Do I really want to do this? Returning to the bedroom, he slipped on a pair of shorts and walked over...

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