A Dozen Chances





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      Lewis looked slimmer on his protein-based diet, but reeked of salty fish. *



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      The rounded marble stairs cascaded down like molten lava flowing away from its source, towards unprotected villagers and tourists; as inevitable and wholly encompassing as death. *














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      "Have I told you about the chainsaw vigilante," she asked. *














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      You ever notice how close the words CHANCE and CHANGE are? *














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      Martha's eyelashes, covered in several layers of mascara, resembled two tiny rows of high-kicking tarantula legs. *














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      On warm sunny days when people visit our house at the beach, the dense smog obscures any view of the blue Pacific. *














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      After a hard day's data entry, she slipped off her overheated hosiery.  Momentarily suspended above the yellowed kitchen floor, the pale nylon and spandex sparkled gold in sunset's glow. *














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      If I fall and break my neck, who'll return my library book? *














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      His button-down dress shirt was the color of a blue sky on a rainy day. *














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      If Hollywood has taught me anything, it's that Scots men are hot: Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan, Ewan McGregor, Rob Roy; even Groundskeeper Willie has a hot body. *














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      Her long silk skirts rustled like thunder as she hurried upstairs. *














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      "I've been so busy working on the new lighting fixture that I forgot all about dinner.  Do you want anything?" he said.
      She looked down at the blinking red numbers on their alarm clock.  "Take your time," she replied.  "It's only 12." *











Copyright 2003 Rachel J Allyn-Crane; Orange County, CA. All rights reserved.


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