April Baker

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Apr 14

1989

It was a typical warm Florida evening, humidity hanging heavy in the air. Frank sat in his trailer amid the smells of stale cigarettes and cheap beer. He is flipping through a box of old photographs. Frank pauses, overcome by a coughing fit. He can feel his lungs struggling for air and he can feel …

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Apr 07

Nothing and Everything

Nothing I am nothing. The deep abyss under your bed. I lie in corners like a prowler in the shadows. I am the shadows. I am empty. The bleakness calling out to the sun. I am always there, but I hide when you turn on the lights. An unlit pixel. Absent. Lonely. Waiting for the …

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Mar 20

Mary and Bob

Mary was fed up with Bob and his teenage ways. Was it too much to ask to keep his clothes off the floor and the trash cans emptied without constant reminders? Mary called up the stairs to Bob to let him know dinner was almost ready and asked him to come set the table. She …

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Jan 03

Reading Rainbow

It’s January, time for readers everywhere to set a book goal for 2016. For the past five years, I’ve participated in the Goodreads Challenges and every year I’ve failed. In 2011 I pledged to read 10 books, but I only managed 2. 2012 and 2013 I also pledged 10. In 2012 I read 4, 2013 …

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Dec 17

This Is Just To Say

Prompt: By Heart You’re asked to recite a poem (or song lyrics) from memory — what’s the first one that comes to mind? Does it have a special meaning, or is there another reason it has stayed, intact, in your mind? – Daily Post Being asked to recite a poem from memory would be a …

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