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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & Owner
Ray Rasmussen, General Editor

Volume 12, Number 1, March 2018

Adelaide B. Shaw
Millbrook, New York, USA


The house at the bottom or our hill has a sign–Three Free Kittens.

"Let's take one," I say to my husband. I know the answer even before he turns and gives me that "Are you crazy?" look.

I agree. It would be crazy. We decided when we retired to have no encumbrances, nothing to tie us down, nothing to keep us from being spontaneous.

A few days later the sign says–Two Free Kittens. Then the sign changes again– One Free Kitten Left. I point out the sign to my husband and hear the unspoken words.

"You're right. You're right," I say, but in my imagination I see a fluffy bundle with whiskers and waving tail.

At the end of the week the sign is gone. I hope the kittens found good homes.

autumn winds
leaves skitter down
an unknown road



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