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EVENTS OF AN ORDINARY LIFE
Micro Stories
 

Awaken



Awaken from your dreamless sleep, back from the realm beyond 
and look upon the world tonight with wonder and alarm. For there 
will come a time when all you know will cease to be and all you 
did in life…

Revenge

    The property manager is a nun, my secretary pointed out as I was leaving for my meeting. The complex was run by a charity organization and from what I understood Sister Mary Margaret was no pushover.…

The Splashdown 

 
  Mitchell fumbled with his keys as he balanced two bags of groceries on his propped up knee. He inserted the key and turned pulling on the doorknob, but just as the door opened he dropped both…

The Splashdown

The Splashdown
Mitchell fumbled with his keys as he balanced two bags of groceries on his propped up knee. He inserted the key and turned pulling on the doorknob, but just as the door opened he dropped both bags, spilling…

The Museum 

    Clancy hated the midnight shift. The damn place was downright creepy at night. He understood that the new guy always got the shift nobody wanted and he wished that the company would hire another new guy,…

Star 

  I looked at Star admiringly as she lay on my pillow, black sleek and lethal. I felt intense regret, realizing that I had to sell her. We had gone through many frightening times together, events that if not…

A Family Occupation 

    My mom and dad met one stormy afternoon, waiting for a bus on Kennedy Boulevard in Journal Square. The rain poured down in torrents. My dad looking like a drowned rat, braced against the wind…

The Book 

    Get the hell off me! Tony shouted as Dave Millano sat on his back, and pushed his face in the dirt. “Do you give? Dave asked, pushing on the back of his head even harder. I give!…

The Voices 

    Freddie didn’t start hearing the voices until he was seventeen years old.  He remembered the very day, because it was on that day that he went to see a car that was for sale. He had…

The Couch 

It was a six-foot long wicker couch with green trimming and a bunch of green and burgundy colored pillows thrown on it. I don’t know anything about interior design but my girlfriend loved it, so I bought it.

 

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In Transition 

    It took a while for me to realize that I was no longer alive. Wait, let me rephrase that, no longer in a physical body. Oh, I always heard that there was an afterlife, first through…

The Duel 

Patrick looked at his opponent as he stood nervously taking in the scene around him.  John who stood approximately twelve yards away, looked at him with a superior look on his face, that strengthened Patrick’s resolve. John stood perfectly straight,…

The Sewing Circle

    Every Wednesday evening, Clara’s sewing circle met at Clara’s house. It consisted of four ladies. Clara, Betty, Bea (Short for Beatrice) and Sarah. They met come hell or high water. They all lived in the neighborhood,…

Matilda



“Isn’t she beautiful.” Charlie asked his buddy Mike. “That, she is." said Mike admiring his friend’s new car. It was light blue and looked like a conventional auto, but the top looked like a dome, kind of like an oversized…

The Warehouse



It was a mega warehouse located on the bank of the Hudson River, on the Jersey side. It was a busy site during its day where ships came and went, to and from foreign and exotic places across the Atlantic…

The Gift





The Gift

The man hides in the shadows just beyond the vision of the mother and the little girl. He stares at the pair as mom takes the tiny backpack from her daughter. She tosses it in the back seat…

Some Body's At The Gate 

    The night was clear and cold. The stars looked like tiny lights against the black sky. The moon was big and yellow and Ed Cole was handcuffed to a wrought iron cemetery fence at the darkest…

My Friend Mike, P.I. 

    My secretary rang my line and said I had a call. When I answered, the voice on the other end sounded like gravel.  “Hello,” it said, “ My name is Tony Velone . "

 

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Cyber Blues 

    Julie Watson was an addict. She wasn’t the kind that’s hooked on drugs, or alcohol, or gambling or any of the other apparent addictions, she was a cyber addict, an Internet junkie and she was only…