Feelings

Pearls By Emmanuelle IF there were five hundred Feelings stories, this true story would be among the first ten or twenty ever written. The subject was told of the publication of her life story by a friend; the subject never got to read it in print. Thus, this story, retold, is for her. There are […]

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High spirits! By Emmanuelle              AND, suddenly, there she was, walking past my sprawled self, like she had never left us! Forty-eight days after she died, eight days after we gave her a fairly decent send-off to heaven on her body’s fortieth day on earth. Suddenly, there she was! Previous to her walking pass and back […]

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Too much love! By Emmanuelle SOMETIMES, not always, I go through a story in my mind with a psychologist friend before I write it and submit said story to the editors. Our talk will go like this (my friend is forever in italics; she is curvy, curly and crunchily opinionated, meaning the friend hands out […]

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How many deaths one must die before one breathes one’s last? (Part 2) By Emmanuelle ONE can’t have too much . . . of runways. Especially a runway that was wide, and white and sun-washed, a tall lanky figure standing at the foreground, hair tousled by a gusty wind. Hands in left and right pockets […]

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Revisiting May By Emmanuelle THIS year as in the past decade, the people of this town celebrate their fiesta in January. It has not always been so. They used to have their fiesta in May, when the native kalkalautit, sharing the landscape with the ancient acacias, let go of their berry-like fruits as big and […]

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Please, excuse the excuse! By Emmanuelle SIGURO, from the day she received this particular excuse letter, to the day of her retirement, this teacher-friend of mine would never really get her acts all together again. Would she laugh, or cry, or hire a detective to tell her why a parent had written: Please excuse my […]

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Baby’s Big Break! By Emmanuelle THEY wanted so much to have a baby but they realized early on that a baby was probably an impossibility. She was never healthy enough since she was born; she also had Steven Johnson Syndrome and a negative in her rare alphabet of a blood type. They believed though that […]

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