The Junction
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The Junction

The Bash

He hadn’t planned on this kind of party…

Photo by Evan Dvorkin on Unsplash

I usually saw Joe in the carport near the laundry rooms. He lumbers like an old lady, hating his life and where it has taken him. His walk seems to have little purpose. It’s always the same heavy shuffle.

But tonight, there was something different about his walk. His posture had improved, and there was a rotation in his shoulders displaying another persona. Joe escalated the…

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Mary McGrath

Mary McGrath

Top writer in humor, short stories, advice and poetry. She’s written for Newsweek, Wall St. Journal, Good Housekeeping, and Chicken Soup for the Soul.