Lit Up
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Lit Up

Winnowing

What more do you have to give?

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The first purge is the most satisfying. Say your wife died. Her name was Jeannie, and she was a big shopper (QVC mostly). A lot of those packages just sat around the house, unopened.

Maybe the kids (let’s go with three) help you with a garage sale — and as the sugar and creamer sets and owl pendants leave your lawn you feel lighter, less bogged down in grief. More…

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Welcome to Lit Up -The Land of Little Tales. Here you can read and submit short stories, flash fiction, poetry - in brief, your own legend. We're starting little. But that's how all big stories begin.

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Betsy Denson

Betsy Denson

Medium Top Writer (x7). Freelancer for hire. Always looking for the interesting. www.betsydenson.com. Twitter: @BetsyDenson Facebook: @BetsyDensonWriter

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