At the resort’s morning breakfast, all sorts of juices—orange, cherry, carrot, mango—awaited the vacationers, each transparent keg labeled except for the golden one, which was neither labeled nor transparent. This keg also had no...
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In 1964 I was stationed aboard the minesweeper USS FISHCATCHER. On our return from a training cruise in the Caribbean we had a much anticipated port visit in Ft. Lauderdale.
Each year he tried to surprise his wife for her birthday with something meaningful, something she would treasure for a long time. That was easier said than done.
Frank loved that classic Cadillac more than anything in the world. It was his baby, his prized possession. Now sitting alone in that Cadillac, all the memories came flooding back to Ivy.
They all think I am beautiful. I am spectacular, they say. I squat on the tabletop, with my hard red chest puffed up to demonstrate my assets. They want me to be seen by...
Jamie glanced up at the ceiling. She frowned at her sister. “I don’t know what you’re talking about.”
Short Story | ‘Love and Anger at 80, According to Elmer’ by Donal Mahoney, Illustration by Hannah Nolan
When ancient Elmer was young and dashing and on the prowl, he would wait for a phone call about love or anger from someone important to him at the time.
1. Attie guided the car past horses and tobacco fields. An old house, its former contents piled on the porch, watched traffic through blank windows.
I was waiting on a bench in the park for Emma, who I had not seen in five years. Five years, it seemed like a lifetime ago…