Stories tagged whistling

The Paprika Ewer

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Valeria never whistled. Nor did she approve of people who did. One thing she had learned in her sixty-seven years was that people who whistled were crass. Butchers whistled. So did peasants.

Push Broom

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Three short jabs at the concrete, a shuffling half step and a crack of the broom head. Left to right. A quarter turn. Circling and corralling the amassing pile. Over and over and over until the task was complete. I don't recall ever seeing him dance but t