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An 11th Day of a 9th Month – A New Mom’s Story.

I’d a feeling he’d not be back. It wasn’t, like, female intuition, or anything weird, just, I don’t know, something. He kissed me as he was leaving, I was half asleep, and he didn’t normally do that, he was usually dashing out the door, dead late, not being able to find his keys, his wallet,…

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Excerpts from “Counting Apples”

‘Counting Apples’ is a one-act play, written by Michael Fitzpatrick. In the Spring of 2015, Michael entered the play into Manhattan Repertory Theatre’s short play festival, where it came up against over thirty other productions. It told the story of a young couple, their friend, and an incident which drove them together and tore them…

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A Letter to a Monster Who Is Now Most Likely Dead

Howya Miss, or is it Mrs, or it’s hardly still Sister, is it? Sure, who knows, or even cares at this stage? I’d say forgive the ‘howya’ at the beginning, but, it’s not meant to be disrespectful (though I’ve little respect for you), or over-familiar (we were hardly on friendly terms), it’s just how I…

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Mammy, Mr. Men and a Sickness That Never Was

It all built up towards 1.45pm. By that key time, just one thing could transform a magnificent afternoon into a delightful day. The tummy-ache, if it did indeed exist at all, had long since faded into memory, joining the stuffed nose, hoarse throat and sore back on the junkyard of fabricated childhood ailments. The day…

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Tragic Amy Joins Doomed Club

  In June 1989, a young man named Pete De Freitas died after his motorcycle collided with a car, as he was traveling home to Liverpool from London. Nineteen years earlier, Boston-born Alan Wilson was found dead in Topanga Canyon, California. Although he didn’t leave a note, it’s believed he died following a deliberate overdose, having attempted suicide…

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