Wednesday, May 1, 2019

THATCHER AND JOHN AND CRUMP DAY






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“Up your Ziggy with a wawa brush?”

Thatcher turned around to see who was behind her in line, reading the quote of the colorful chalkboard hanging on the wall in front of them.

She took in the stranger's dark hair and his dark glasses. Cute.



Monday, April 1, 2019

THATCHER AND SAWYER AND THE HEIRS



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“They found an aunt last time. This time, there’s no one.”

“In this country. There are two more islands full of relations.”

“Do you want to say no?”



Wednesday, March 20, 2019

ICYMI: NOA AND ANTONIO



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“He went home with a stomach ache.”

“Was it something he ate?”

“You tell me. He went to lunch with you today, Morrow.”

“We had deep dish pizza. My stomach’s okay, but Antonio did go heavy on the crushed pepper flakes.”

“Those always send me to the loo.”


Friday, March 1, 2019

THATCHER AND SAWYER AND THE DREAM



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“Which was your favorite sample?”

“‘Under Pressure’ in ‘Ice Ice Baby’.”



Wednesday, February 20, 2019

NOA, ANTONIO, AND LOVE LANGUAGES




“Mine is Acts of Service. Some Quality Time. No Gifts.”

“Sasha denies that hers is Gifts, because she doesn’t want to look shallow.”

“You can’t run from who you are,” 


Wednesday, February 13, 2019

NOA, ANTONIO, AND THE PILLS





“The pills were for Sasha’s allergies.”

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

ICYMI: NOA SHOPS AROUND




Saturday, January 17, 2015


After placing the milk in the cart, Noa perused the list for the next item.

She watched Morrow check each of their nine-month-olds’ diapers and confirm neither twin needed to be changed.

On the endcap of a nearby aisle, Noa spotted a display of the cereal written on her list. She pushed the cart toward the boxed, which were blocked by two individuals with their backs toward her.

Before she could request a clearer path, one of the shoppers turned around.

He and Noa stared at each other, stunned.

Neither spoke, both fearing their spouses would recognize their true relationship.




FIN

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

SUNSHINE AND PABLO AND THE PRESENT



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“I was mean and ungrateful, and I apologize with this gift that I wrapped in a navy blue box to celebrate your masculinity in case you thought the book inside was patronizing. It's a book. It was supposed to be a surprise.”