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short story: giving up

I wrote this story in February 2003, again as part of a creative writing course. I vaguely remember the dialogue as a joke that got passed around the pub for a short while, then faded. So I wrote i...
  • Mom_Of_Three in_Indiana

    Dust Bowl farm. Coldwater District, north of Dalhart, Texas. This house is occupied; most of the houses in this district have been abandoned. Photo by Dorothea Lange #

  • Marilyn B

    Hard Times: Old House with Windmill, Oklahoma Dust Bowl

  • Yomiko Readman

    Courage and Muriel are just around the house. :) The History Place - Dorothea Lange Photo Gallery: Scenes from the Dustbowl: A Dustbowl Farm

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