Category Archives: family

Matthew Gomez Flash Fiction Challenge: Sub Genre Mash-Up of Southern Gothic and Cosmic Horror “Cotton Farmer”

Cotton Farmer By EF Sweetman My dear Mama passed on while bringing me into this world-her one baby girl. Nine strapping boys couldn’t kill her, it was me, her tiniest baby. Nannie and Poppy came to help take care of … Continue reading

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Sleep is for suckers, right?

Up early, still dark. I’ve never been a good sleeper, so why start now? Large, milk, no sugar. It’s my dad’s birthday. He’s 89. He’s awesome. I mean it, he’s an amazing guy-both my parents are amazing. I’m so lucky, … Continue reading

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Could 2016 be the Year of the New Hamburgler?

Oh, McDonald’s! Just when I think you’ve given up on your advertising campaign (has it been 10 or 12 years of I’m Lovin’ It!?) you turn us all completely on our heads with your new ad campaign. The Hamburgler! Remember him? … Continue reading

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What Happened, Santa?

I’m old, therefore, my image of Santa Claus is this: I think anyone over 50 who celebrates Christmas is in agreement. So  I guess I have to wonder, What Fresh Hell Is This? A whole new idea of Santa? Isn’t … Continue reading

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This Is The Day. Your Life Will Surely Change.

“Well you didn’t wake up this morning ’cause you didn’t go to bed You were watching the whites of your eyes turn red The calendar on your wall is ticking the days off This song, off the album Soul Mining by … Continue reading

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Goodbye To My Dear Friend

I have to say good bye to one of my dearest friends. I don’t want to, it’s awful, and I wish I could somehow change what is now life without him in it because it’s going to be far too … Continue reading

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Elf-On-The-Shelf…or that little effing narc

It’s that time of year again. You must know it–the yearly visit of that creepy The Elf On The Shelf. I have no idea when his phenomena of the elf turning into a Judas took hold. We did have two of … Continue reading

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The Whistler

I am confounded by social media. There are days I swear I’ll delete my FaceBook account and transform that wasted time into a productive hobby such as a search for a cure for dropsy or bilious fever. I am afraid … Continue reading

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If there could be a best Christmas memory…

Of all the things that need doing right now, writing this takes priority over wrapping, cleaning, baking, sifting through the garbage to find my niece’s misplaced gift card… Christmas has become so much of what has to be done: shop, shop, … Continue reading

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Apollo 1, Honey 0

Boston Red Sox fan here, full of stupefaction and short on sleep. Forgive me if I make no sense. Game 3 had this: Followed by Game 4 with this: Which makes for anything but a boring series. Yet life continues … Continue reading

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