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DELANCEY STEWART: Cold Distance

“You’re home. Dinner’s on the counter. The kids have been a nightmare.”

His eyes move past me, his keys slide across the cold granite. He finds a plate, and walks to his office. The screen’s glow illuminates the man I once knew, now silent.

“Goodbye, then.”

I close the door.


Delancey Stewart is a fiction writer living in Southern Maryland. When no indulging her imagination, she works for the man as a tech writer and tends two small boys who, her husband assures her, are hers. Find her at http://delanceystewart.wordpress.com.

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One Wrong Answer

“Darling Cynthia, please give me just one more chance!”

“Why should I settle for an imperfect suitor?” sniffed Cynthia. “You answered a question wrong!”

“I’ll change my answer! I’ll change anything! Just tell me how!”

Cynthia considered. “Fine, one more chance. After all, I am the fairest of them all.”


This story is based on a title suggested by @Sir_Oddington.

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Ecclesiastical Accounting

Seven-year-old Kyle sold strawberries on Saturdays. He got exactly six customers every hour; he counted them.

Then one Saturday, between one o’clock PM and two o’clock PM, he had nine customers.

Three of them didn’t buy anything, though. “The more things change,” Kyle sighed, “the more they stay the same.”

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