Ravyne’s Nest
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Ravyne’s Nest

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50 Word Story for The Friday Fix — The Fickle Hand of Fate

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His jokes were tired and pointless. Some corny. Others raunchy. I’d heard them a million times. But this wasn’t about me today.

“Dad, we need to make some decisions,” I finally said.

“Did I ever tell you the one…” He wasn’t listening.

I sat back. Sighed.

Maybe tomorrow, I thought.

©2020 Lori Carlson. All Rights Reserved.

Thanks to Justin Deming for The Friday Fix Story Prompt for June 26th, 2020 — The Fickle Finger of Fate

As per instructions, I grabbed a book — Ray by Barry Hannah — flipped through the pages with my eyes closed and pointed. I landed on this line:

He gets me in a corner and tells these old-fashioned clean filthy jokes to me.
Ray by Barry Hannah, pg 31.

Lori Carlson writes poetry, fiction, articles and personal essays. Most of her topics are centered around Relationships, Spirituality, Life Lessons, Mental Health, and the LGBTQ+ community. She currently writes for Loose Words,💜POM💜 , Illumination, The Friday Fix, House of Haiku, Know Thyself, Heal Thyself, The Purple Pen, Blue Insights, a Few Words, Invisible Illness and Tempest in Under 1000

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