Stories tagged shopping

A Caregiver's Homage To The Very Old

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When you take her grocery shopping take a list and make her stick to it as she forgets and duplicates a lot She is also very generous and will insist on buying you something I think she cannot live without fresh flowers or plants that are bl


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I grabbed the overhead rail, flexing my biceps and easing my pelvis in his direction.


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No chance for Hallo, we sank into an unlit station doorway and he fumbled through my shorts.

Broadbeach Bargain Bin

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The ice in Mum’s drink clinked as she rolled the glass across her forehead. “Ith that a gay thing or ith that a vampire thing? ’Coth I’m finding thith all a bit confuthing.”

Cooter Shorts

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I watched a skinny woman in cooter shorts walk across the parking lot to Freddie Boy’s Discount Market. She was smoking and talking on a cell phone. Her dirty blond hair was in a ponytail. She had a blue butterfly tattoo on her left ankle. She wasn’t sexy

The Deepest Cut

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Smoke is pouring outta my ears! (And outta my mouth and nostrils, but that's normal.) The Fast-o-matic Supermart has changed their coupons. Now you can't swap them for plastic surgery. So all those tubes of New Orleans-style Cottil-i-Lard dog sausage…


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What was happening to me? If my guy friends saw me, I'd never bowl again, never play in a softball league in this town again and no gym in the tri-county area would have me aside from the frou-frou ones downtown. I'd be a disgrace.

An Observant Man

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How much more attuned he was when surrounded by forest, consigning meaning to each tiny sound.