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Matchpoint

“Do you like it?” I asked my husband of two years, stooping as low as to fish for a compliment. “Sure, it’s nice.” More a snap than a compliment, and then his eyeballs leaped back to where they’d been all evening, hungrily devouring the giant screen in the corner. These were certainly not the hungry … Continue reading

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Doggone!

It was a cold, cold day. He sat working at his desk at home, feet burrowed snugly into the fur of his wife’s dog. Taking a break, he watched the snowflakes drift to the ground outside and got up to make yet another cup of coffee. He remembered how she’d made such a fuss over … Continue reading

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Nailed it!

“Change the color,” I said, “Only nude for me.” The assistant stood up and rolled her eyes at the salon supervisor. I didn’t actually see it happen but from long experience I know just what these people are like. She finished putting on the final coat of paint and sat back on her haunches. I … Continue reading