Robin Hawke


Substitution
December 31, 2011, 7:56 PM
Filed under: Three Sentence Stories

Finally back at her desk, the writer drew a doodle. Then a blank. Blogging from parking lots, with its sloppy results, victimized her contemplative processes.

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Balanced
December 30, 2011, 12:25 AM
Filed under: Three Sentence Stories

Gillian’s wit, honed by four years of college, provoked immediate laughter. Her observations became the necessary salt of conversations. Her sister’s responses—the pepper.



Departures
December 29, 2011, 10:18 PM
Filed under: Three Sentence Stories

The first departures signaled the end of another family gathering. Affections exchanged, two people, then three, left for the airport. A skeleton crew remained to wash dishes, sweep floors, and long for one more game of Monopoly.



Tales
December 28, 2011, 4:24 PM
Filed under: Three Sentence Stories

They told family stories over mulled cider. But when the subject became loneliness, the stories stopped. Someone put another log on the fireplace; someone asked a question; someone answered with a story about an embarrassing incident and a cat.



Track
December 27, 2011, 9:11 PM
Filed under: Three Sentence Stories

The wet snowfall began around midnight and ended before the morning. Deer and seagulls made the first tracks. Then humans exercised, covering  delicate markings with muddy footprints.



Detail
December 26, 2011, 7:11 PM
Filed under: Three Sentence Stories

The stockings were a last minute purchase. Aubrey always intended to make handcrafted and fine replacements. Instead, years came and went and the stockings gathered character.



Warrior Types
December 25, 2011, 10:09 PM
Filed under: Three Sentence Stories

Christmas  morning they killed monsters. Then, they blew up pirate ships. After pudding, an elaborate scenario took place in the disappearing cupboard under the stairs.