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 Category:  General Fiction
  Posted: April 6, 2020      Views: 86

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A recently retired middle school teacher of 35+ years.
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Considerate, compassionate, and courageous ( My Superman cape is always accessible- hanging just behind the front door).
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Grandpas. You gotta love them.
"Hidden Quarters" by RShipp

Reaching for my earlobe, Grandpa twisted me round and collared me under his armpit. "Lemme take a gander at you, boy."

Didn't matter if I'd seen him yesterday evening, or if it had been more than a week... same thing always happened.

At six, the twisting was horrendous. Finally, Cousin Jim told me to roll into Grandpa's pit.

Once I knew the drill... cooperation was less painful.

"Well, looky at what I found." There was always a quarter stuck in my ear.

With a kiss on the forehead and swat to my butt, I was safe for another day.

100 Word Story writing prompt entry

Writing Prompt
Write a story of 100 words. not including the title. Any subject accepted. Must be exactly 100 words.


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