New Nine Mile Writing

Two new pieces of writing…

Only Five Dollars – M Z Fairtlough


I can tell that she has taken it.

Her cheery “Good morning Granny, did you sleep well?” has a forced note, like the singer at our weekly Daughters of the American Revolution meeting last week. Not quite sharp, not pure either. But what is pure anymore? Read more

Charade – Kathy Smith


I sit on the chair, angled toward the judge, freezing because the heat is broken and try to remember what I was told:  look at him when you answer the questions.  Speak clearly and loudly.  Be friendly.

I am prepared. I am over-prepared.  I have spreadsheets and timetables.  User-friendly exhibits.

Just answer the questions directly.  And remember. Read more

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