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How not to make my father’s sardine achar

How not to make my father’s sardine achar — on forgetting and remembering a death anniversary

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Inheritance of fear

Climbing rocks and a parent’s anxiety for YeahWrite #420’s Microprose Challenge.

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The hit

“They exchange secrets; two strangers on the bus.” YeahWrite #416 Microprose

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Ripples

Ripples from the Christchurch terror attacks are still spreading. YeahWrite Nonfiction #415

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Silky Sidney

She pinched off a piece of the tiny banana between the tips of her fingers and thumb. Sun-ripened and sugary-sweet, it was harvested earlier that morning from one of the many banana plants in her sprawling, verdant, over-planted garden. She mashed it meticulously, breaking up large chunks so there would be no choking hazard. Then […]

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Payback

Will the ferryman escape his fate?

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Gendering the Queen

“Can I take a photo of him?” the woman asks.

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Ghosts of Christmases Past

Written for YeahWrite#401 Nonfiction: My dead are always hanging around, but especially so at Christmas.

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The Eulogy

CAUTION: This story contains references to domestic violence and descriptions of childhood emotional abuse. I stood at the podium looking out at the sea of faces, unfamiliar and familiar, the funeral director’s words still ringing in my ears. It’s okay to be raw and honest. There’s no right way to grieve. They’re just looking for […]

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The Innocence of Mabel Cunderdin

If you wanted to set your life on fire, there wasn’t a better combination than Mabel Cunderdin, and Edward Willard’s limitless credit card.

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