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Missed connections

The meeting was canceled and the call had come too late – he’d already killed 15 minutes at the rendezvous by then. The rain outside beat a depressing tattoo, reminding him of the fact that he carried no umbrella. Well, at least the café was almost empty. He dug into his backpack and fished out … Continue reading

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A pain in the…

I shook her awake. “Whaaa…” she murmured sleepily. So I shook some more. “What do you want?” she asked, flipping over onto her stomach, eyes still closed. “Horrible stomach ache. Can’t sleep.” “I told you not to have ice cream after dinner.” “But you wouldn’t let me have it before!” I said. Now she had … Continue reading

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A birthday gift

The party was over. Before they left, his son and daughter-in-law had stacked all the gifts neatly on the table. The flowers, too, had been arranged in vases. He checked the locked door and returned to sit at the empty table, thinking. He had turned 50 today. So much to be thankful for. A devoted … Continue reading

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Ma femme, mon amour

The female brain is unexpectedly lewd. Unfortunately, I didn’t find this out until several hours after being married. To be honest, I’m not sure what I would have done even if I’d known earlier. Probably gone ahead and got married anyway. From a distance, everything – problems included – looks rather small and ridicule-able.   … Continue reading