Tag: 99 New

99 New: Survivor

Being left behind Isn’t all bad, one more bed Empty though, like me

99 New: Dog Grief

I’m having a hard time because my dog died yesterday. We had a hand in his death. It’s not like he just expired peacefully in his little bed although we had been waiting for that to happen. Our dog was flinty and tough. He… Continue Reading “99 New: Dog Grief”

99 New: Soup

Sometimes you know you’re going to write about something because writing about things that happen is what you do but you know, because you’ve lived a long time and earned the right to be wise, that sometimes it’s too soon to write about a… Continue Reading “99 New: Soup”

99 New: Two Bits

Left on the dresser, the last time he emptied his pockets before dying on the bathroom floor, a jackknife, a folded-up note, and two bits.

99 New: Popper

I was introduced tonight by someone I’ve known for some time as a community consultant and gadfly. I took this as a compliment (which is, I think, how it was intended) and then I looked up the definition. Gadfly – 1: any of various… Continue Reading “99 New: Popper”

99 New: The Fireman at the Writing Conference

He is wearing jeans that have been washed 10,000 times, white crew socks, and sneakers that are old enough to have broken shoelaces although they don’t. His shirt is worn and soft, plaid and loose, like a shirt you’d grab out of a bin… Continue Reading “99 New: The Fireman at the Writing Conference”

99 New: Funeral Day

No one will notice If she avoids the mourning Many others won’t ________________ Photo by Anh Nguyen on Unsplash  

99 New: Smoked

I quit smoking because we adopted a baby with asthma. Before that, I smoked all the time, sometimes having a lit cigarette going while I was in the shower, reaching out with wet fingers to take a drag. It was an all-the-time thing, my… Continue Reading “99 New: Smoked”

99 New: Equal Wipes

You don’t have to pay for toilet paper in a public restroom. There isn’t a coin slot waiting for your quarter so you can get five squares of toilet paper. Sitting in the private comfort of your stall, you could pull off the entire… Continue Reading “99 New: Equal Wipes”

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