Sort of Out

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Ernest was out of sorts.

At first he had tried playing poker with Marge and her friends; then had tried going out to the pub on Wednesdays; had finally become comfortable with a Wednesday night routine of watching television with Ilene in the singlewide while Marge and the guys played cards in the two bay garage out front. But tonight Ilene wasn’t at all interested in Duck Dynasty and Ernest found he did not enjoy the show half as much without her chattering through it, commenting on the dynamics and inherent good looks of their favorite TV family.

“Jeez, Ilene, Marge told me about all Lloyd’s books, so I get if you think you gotta read them too, but, well, I mean, it’s Wednesday, you know?”

Ilene looked up from her book only long enough to tell Ernest that it wasn’t one of Lloyd’s books, it was a new release by D. Avery called  After Ever and she was captivated by the collection of short stories and that Lloyd was going to read it next but when Lloyd was finished he should read it.

“Maybe Ilene… think I’d identify with any of the characters in it?”


AFTER EVER EBOOK COVER.jpg The print version will be available soon. (I forgot to cross my I’s.)

13 thoughts on “Sort of Out

  1. Dude!*

    *well, ’cause it sounds right in my head!**

    ** and, as we know, is the most succinct of all compliments, touching both the Six Sentence Story and it’s quite-real and enjoyable characters and a nod of acknowledgement and respect for the publishing a the book.***

    *** …or as Meagan said, ‘Congrats!’

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    • Well, thank you. You will recognize perhaps some of the stories in this collection of short stories. The Marge and Ernest stories that are in there have been on the blog. The book is a collection of flash fiction and a few longer stories that haven’t been aired before. I’ll probably post when it is ready in print form. It is available as ebook now.


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