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Erik D'Souza
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Author, Aburdist, Mystery writer
Author, Aburdist, Mystery writer

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The hardest thing I’ve ever had to do was telling my children that Daisy died. She had jumped a fence while chasing her ball at the dog park. The truck had jammed on its breaks, but not in time. There was no doubt that Daisy was gone. My sons didn’t take…
Forever Fido
Forever Fido
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Mom watched her children play in their new backyard as she washed the dishes. She adored their innocence and imagination. “Do you think these could be dinosaur bones?” Simon asked as his fingers were gingerly cleaning off the earth from his recent…
Dem Bones
Dem Bones
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We saw the yellow tape that warned us not to go down that side of the hill, and we choose to ignore it. Ken and I shared the common knowledge that twelve year old boys are invulnerable. We jumped on our sled and raced down at Olympic level speeds.…
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She jumped. She was here just a moment ago, looking beautiful and alive. He squinted as he forced himself to look over the edge of the eighteen story building. She didn’t look beautiful anymore. Their relationship up until now had been a fairy tale.…
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Student: this piece is brown and has no marble. The livestock was probably caged and received very little exercise. It most likely ate nothing but junk. It would be a select grade at best. Teacher: Very good analysis. I wouldn’t feed this meat to my dog.…
Meat
Meat
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I’m taking a break from flash fiction, twitter, facebook, online contests. No more distractions. It’s time for me to do some serious editing. Goodbye digital world. Hello draft #5 of Murder in Halfmoon Bay.
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My grandfather enlisted the day after his brother was killed in action. He was too young to join, but back then the rules weren’t so rigid. If you looked eighteen and strong enough to fire a riffle, the army needed you. During an air raid at the Battle…
The Battle for Caen
The Battle for Caen
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Originally posted on redsnest: The Myodusa (Cat-Headed Snake) of Korean Folklore The Myodusa is one of the two prominent serpentine monsters in Korean folklore, the other being the Imoogi. This creature is generally described as a very large snake with a…
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PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot THERE’S MANY A SLIP It wasn’t much of a fall, almost artistic, like a failed ballet step. One little icy sidewalk patch – and suddenly he was down on his ass, examining it close-up. He even got an ambulance ride to the hospital…
There’s Many a Slip
There’s Many a Slip
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Yes she will smile and, Yes she’ll say thank you; But only when needed, And that’s all she uttered. Yes she would walk and, Go into classrooms; But thats all she went to, And only when needed, She walked with her head high, Her blue eyes looked downcast;…
Erik D'Souza
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