His Best Mechanic

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“We’ll have your car ready by five,” Mr. Brown promised.  “She’s a beaut.”  His gaze ran admiringly over the sleek Bentley.

“Thanks.  I’ve had her for ten years.  It’s my first time bringing her in for service.”

“She’s in good hands.”

“I’ll be back at five.”

“Wow.  She’s purring like a cat.  Thank you, Sir.”

“Don’t thank me.  Thank my daughter.”

“Your daughter?”

“She loves to tinker with cars.  That’s why she’s my best mechanic.”

75 Words

 

 

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Vaudeville Singer/Song-Writer

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In 1896, Brooklyn born and famous vaudeville singer, Maude Nugent, composed and wrote the lyrics to Sweet Rosie O’Grady which became one of the most popular waltz standards of its time.  Tin Pan Alley publisher Joseph W. Stern & Co rejected the song when she first tried to sell it to them, but they changed their minds after she left their office to market it elsewhere.

Joseph W. Stern’s partner, Edward Marks chased her down the street and made an offer.  It was a smart and lucrative move on their part.  The sheet music for the song sold over a million copies.

102 Words

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The New Wife

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Everyone tells me that I ought to let go of my antipathy for my ex-husband’s new wife but I just can’t.  She’s everything I’m not—young, beautiful, glamorous and slim.

30 Words

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The Dream

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When I was a kid, I didn’t play much with my friends because I wasn’t any good at physical activities.  I hated going to gym because the kids made fun of me.  Then, one night I dreamt that I was an amateur athlete eligible for the Olympics.  That dream came true.

51 Words

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Go Back…

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“I had a bad experience today,” Carlos told his wife, Candis.

“What happened?”

“I was in a convenience store, getting bottled water when a white woman walked up to me and told me to go back to where I came from.  After I recovered from my shock, I informed her that I was born in this country and I have as much right to be here as she does.  Then, I got my water and walked away.”

“Good for you.”

“They judge us and treat us like we’re criminals.”

“And we’re Americans just like them.”

 

95 Words

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Like a Serpent

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He is like a serpent.  He can both enthral and repel with his unusual, piercing eyes.  They seem penetrate deep into a person’s heart with its hidden secrets.  I can’t stand him yet I’m attracted to him.  I’ve tried so hard to resist him but I can’t.  Sometimes, I wish I’d never met him.

54 Words

 

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Vacation

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After four years of studying at university, it was time for a carefree vacation.

14 Words

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