Stories tagged wife


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Grand Dad was born in the time where men of honor were never too far when danger arose, like the phlegm and fevers of an oncoming plague.The oversized house felt stagnate and angry as he closed the heavy solid wooden front door behind him. There was an echo that made…


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It could be a rock in a box but if it has that paper it's as good as gold. Her sister carefully counted to see who got the most.

for my mother on mother's day

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My mother, now a girl again, cares for ex-cons.


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My son’s lived in my basement since his wife, two years ago, died of breast cancer...

Poem for My Wife and Three Daughters

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Last night Ariana our second daughter, only 8,wanted to baptize you for your birthday. Her hair shimmered and the face of her joy reminded me of Two Oceans Plateauin the Beartooth Range in southern Montana.As she walked from the sink she carrieda large…

Sybil Sells Koans By Salton Sea

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it said: the glass the glass mister! Answer for madness, bliss cancer.

Ten Reasons

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When she buys a new dress on sale at Macy’s, with a low-cut neckline and a flattering belt that cinches at the waist, and she puts it on and saunters up to her husband, stretched out across the couch reading the newspaper, and asks, “How do I look?” with

The Alcoholic's Wife

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I keep imagining a small, immaculately clean room, a twin bed with white sheets, an open window. People come and go, lay cool hands on my forehead, whisper.You are not in my thoughts. I don't even know who you are, have never met you. …

The Eric Dolphy Marching Band

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My wife storms into the kitchen with a pink mako shark slung over her shoulder, barking "Dinner!" towards me as I sit on the counter swishing my middle finger through a bowl of sand.

Train Ride

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“You’re not the only one, you know." Another man’s impatient voice cracked into her ears from behind, like the snap of a whip into her languid thoughts.

The Meaning of The Hat

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Enter the young professor. Her father called him a "real go-getter," someone who'd never be overlooked. They met at a cocktail party. He was taken with her right off. He seemed nice, not critical, a most welcome change. With the encouragement of her

A Little Piece of Humanity

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It wasn't meant to happen like this— the shutter, the feeling of breathlessness when he touched her shoulder, even after he had pointed out all of the things she had done incorrectly throughout the day. They had been married for five years in February, and as…