December 2020 A (Day 1)

Flip

Once, while seated on the toilet at Dad’s, I ripped the towel rod from the bathroom wall. I wasn’t angry, only constipated. Thing was, my bowels, confused and bottlenecked ever since Mom and Dad had called it quits, came unstuck at the very same moment the mounting...

Grandad

As a cabin crew member, I thought I’d seen it all. Then this family boarded the aircraft. Mum, dad, their teenage kid, and grandad. Grandad’s best days were behind him, it would be fair to say. Needed all his family’s help to walk down the aisle. He had shades on, and...

Cracked

Cracked Today, she bought six dozen eggs and hard-boiled them twelve at a time in four separate pots on the stove, three to each. In ten minutes, the whites jellied and the yolk hardened. One year ago, Smith told her she needed to get her act together. That was after...

Magic Mirror

Magic Mirror  There's a fire raging at Romper Room. Miss Alice coughs hi to all the boys and girls as smoke rises over her face and hand mirror.  Hello, Magic Mirror friends. She reads messy names Sujenny and Ambrian and Joemily.  Firemen in Mr. Roger-cardigan-colored...

Uncle Tony

Sometimes we whispered it at family gatherings--baby showers, Thanksgivings, baptisms, reunions--or shouted it across the dinner table, a declaration, while we passed the kielbasa. Uncle Tony had faked his own death. He had owed some people some money and so it was...

Hello!

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