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Blogshare with Patrick Maguire: “Three Coins”
August 20, 2013, 9:22 pm
Filed under: Micro Fiction | Tags: ,

Failure to post needs to stop. Being done with grad school should allow for plenty of time to write in here however, it’s harder than I thought. So I’m gonna get a good kick in the ass by the talented Patrick Maguire who is going to be guest writing on Words For Food once a week.

Patrick is the author of the novel Oldandgoodfriend. He has also been writing short fiction that has appeared around the web since he attended Emerson College. Patrick now concentrates mostly on micro fiction. Below is the first piece to be featured on Wordsforfood, followed by once a week stories. Perhaps our words will combine or overlap at times in terms of theme or subject, but for now enjoy!

Three Coins

I step away from the post office. In my hand are a four coins. Change given to me by the post office attendee. Among the grouping is one of the dirtiest pennies I’ve ever seen. The kind that wore away it’s shiny exterior far too early to ever get it back. The kind of penny that has spent the last few years on the streets. The kind that has made hard choices, made wrong choices. The kind that maybe has too strong a taste for whiskey and too weak a will to function otherwise. The kind that would spend a whole day’s take on a burner phone but not have the stones to call his little girl. The kind that they threw a parade for when he came home but now stares at four coins in his fingerless glove. At least now I can afford a nip from the liquor store off Ashland.

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