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Wherever It Leads You
Originally published on my blog, Penz-O-Paula, and in "Scribbles, my short story collection, this is an updated and revised version.
Crossroads of Depression
Like many people in this world, I suffer from periodic episodes of depression. Unlike many, my bouts with it haven't needed to be managed with medication; I have generally been able to talk myself out of it. But I can see how those who do need more help with management might read the following pep-talk and think, "Yeah, right; easy for you to say."
Had it vanished without a trace, as advertised Think of the many graves not dug The tears not shed and obituaries not written
A previous version of this was shared on my blog at Penz-O-Paula. This is a new, expanded version. "Have we thought this through? What if we get caught? What was your plan, anyway?"
Back in the beginning days of the pandemic, I had no idea how long this could go on. This was written after a quick trip home, nearly a year ago. I can't believe how little has improved--although I can find toilet paper in the stores now.
Safe With Nena
This little tale was previously published on my blog, Penz -O-Paula. There are a million stories in the city, and I don’t want to be one of them.
Those Among Us
This is an older story of mine, previously published on my blog, and in my book, Scribbles: A Short Story Collection. I'd like to share it with you here.
I have always been a theater fan, and I love musicals. I’m kind of a little old lady now, so as you can imagine, I have seen quite a few of them over the years.