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Modern Romance

Modern Romance

Originally posted March 16, 2016 on ElephantWords.co.uk Her soul was tired. She looked at her shoes as she entered the train, they were covered in soot from her walk past the factory. No one made eye contact here. It’s a place where lost souls congregate, desperate to connect, but punish those who speak or make eye contact. Kindness is ostracized. As if only the socially incompetent would smile or look at each other intentionally in such a confined space. She…

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Chapter 4 Excerpt: Floss Your Teeth and Don’t Sneak into the House of a Person Who Can’t Hear

Chapter 4 Excerpt: Floss Your Teeth and Don’t Sneak into the House of a Person Who Can’t Hear

Here are a few paragraphs from chapter 4 of my book Till Delete Do Us Part. I was at the dentist having a cleaning when the dentist asked me if I was ready for college. I explained I was in my mid-thirties, thirty-five in fact, and had finished college after high school. She seemed surprised. “You look so young. Are you sure you’re thirty-five?” she asked. Without giving me time to answer, she asked how many children I had. “None,”…

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