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The Ostrich Effect

The Ostrich Effect – a refusal to see unpleasant realities. This photo reminded me of my first cruise that included a stop at Montego Bay, Jamaica. As our tour bus drove through town, I saw many houses like this one, devastated Hurricane Matthew. Families still resided in these homes because the government continued to collect… Continue reading The Ostrich Effect

200-word · Flash Fiction · Photo Prompts · Sunday Photo Fiction

Mother’s Last Laugh

For twenty years, the children of Mrs. Adeline McCarthy impatiently waited for their wealthy mother’s death. Finally, the crazy old woman succumbed to a lingering illness. Harold and his sister Lizzie listened as the lawyer began reading the will. “For the record, I am reading the last will and testament of Adeline McCarthy, dated September… Continue reading Mother’s Last Laugh