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Three Cameos: Danger . Oh, Good Lord, the Waters of Life . Trouble . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 22 August 2013; published on 22 August 2013; revised
Previously entitled “Danger!”

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • Danger! . a Story by Alice B. Clagett
    • Oh, Good Lord, the Waters of Life, a Song by Alice B. Clagett
    • Trouble! . a Story by Alice B. Clagett

Dear Ones,

Here are three cameos: Danger! … Oh, Good Lord, the Waters of Life! … and … Trouble!

There is an edited Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Hello, Dear Ones,

Danger!
A Story by Alice B. Clagett
22 August 2013

Here I am at the Los Pinos River. And I’m standing on a rock in the river. And I’m going to pretend that I’m a little branch, floating down the river over there. The title of this video is “Danger!” … “The Danger of Life!” … So there I am … I’m floating down, and I’m looking up … [pans to sky view]

Oh my goodness, there’s storm clouds up there! Now what? What’s going to happen? Maybe lightning will strike. Oh my gosh! And I’m floating down. [image of little ripple in the river]

Oh my gosh, it’s rapids. Put your feet first, quick! Otherwise you’ll hit your head, and Lord knows what will happen! …

Oh, shoot! Made it, made it! … It’s still not raining … [pans to bridge over the river]

What’s that? A bridge! Oh my goodness! What’s going to happen? Maybe the bridge will collapse! … [shows island under a foot of the bridge]

Oh my gosh! It’s an island dividing the river in two! Which way will I go? Will I go left, or will I go right?

Maybe I’d better swim for the left side … That looks bigger. Or maybe the right side … That looks quieter. Maybe I should just go with the flow!

What about the cars up there [pans to the top of the bridge] … Maybe they’ll knock down the  …. Oh, ok, here I go, down the small channel

Oh my goodness, on the other side, it’s all One! Wow, this is so cool! Everything is all right after all! Thank goodness!

Bye, everybody! See you later! [pans to storm clouds in blue sky] …

Oh my God, that was a close one!

Oh, Good Lord, the Waters of Life
a Song by Alice B. Clagett
22 August 2013

Oh good Lord! The waters of life!
Oh good Lord! The trouble and strife!
Should I go this way? Or on this side?
In grace and love, we all abide
In grace and love, we all abide

Oh good Lord! The waters of life!
Oh good Lord! The trouble and strife!
Should I go this way? Or on this side?
In grace and love, all Souls abide
In grace and love, we go side by side
In grace and love, all Souls abide

 

Trouble!
A Story by Alice B. Clagett
22 August 2013

[standing on rock in river] … Oh’, boy, I’ll have to watch my step, I’ll tell you!
[stepping from rock to rock, towards shore] … Whoooo! … One, two … Yikes! … three … Grab some vegetation! [grabs branch of bush on the shore]

… four … Ha hah! … five … Yes! Dry land! … Oh! Praise be!

. . . . .

–from Link: “Three Cameos: Danger . Oh, Good Lord, the Waters of Life . Trouble,” by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 22 August 2013; published on 22 August 2013; revised … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-6Dt ..

Alice B. Clagett


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My Mother’s Eyes . a story by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 5 December 2016; published on 14 December 2016

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
    • Photo by Alice

Dear Ones,

A story about my mother’s eyes. There is a Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice.

I have a very short story to tell you about the color of my mother’s eyes.

When I was young, the thing that I noticed most about my mother was the color of my mother’s eyes. Now, my eyes are brown, like my father’s. But her eyes never had a particular color. Every time I looked at her, her eyes were a different color … sometimes blue, sometimes green like sea water, sometimes teal … You just never knew about my mom’s eyes.

So I formed a plan: Every day, whenever I could, I would catch a glimpse of her eyes. And I would notice what color they were that day. It was the most fascinating topic anywhere.

Photo by Alice

Image: “Pink Rose,” by Alice B. Clagett, 5 December 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Pink Rose,” by Alice B. Clagett, 5 December 2016, CC BY-SA 4.0

–from LInk: “My Mother’s Eyes,” a story by Alice B. Clagett, published on 14 December 2016 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-6zj ..

Alice B. Clagett


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On Going Back in Time and on Speaking with the Jinn . by Alice B. Clagett

Published on 15 November 2016

Dear Ones,

The nature of reality is not as you think it is. It is infinitely plastic, regenerative, and intelligent.

Going back in time does not mean moving into an alternate Universe.

I, in all possible universes, am still I. I am all these. Like the photon, I can disappear from here, and be there … which is nowhere at all that is here.

Because that which is I has no mass, no movement. I Am pure Awareness. There is no drag, and no remainder. No remembering, no forgetting.

I can loop my timeline too; nor shall I encounter another I, 10 years ago. There is only I, none other, nor then, nor yet to be.

This is my play, my pastime, my diversion, my child’s delight in the playground of God’s joy.

The jinn say:
Let us not trespass.
These are the rules of time and space.
This, the central coil of the joy you have as human,
This is wind, and spin, and spiral,
Those, your lowest wheels or chakrams,
Those are ours.

I say: But why? Why spin? Why own
Our Earthly joys and sorrows?

They say: This is the work
We have agreed on:
Ride we the whirlwind, vortex, spiral,
Eye of tornado, ocean whirlpool,
Fall from grace, rush of rising.

Through us, by us,
Thou shalt know Him.

–from Link: “On Going Back in Time and on Speaking with the Jinn,” by Alice B. Clagett, published on 15 November 2016 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-6pP ..

. . . . .

Alice B. Clagett


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Dried Black Mustard . a story by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 15 November 2019; published on 23 November 2019

  • VIDEO BY ALICE
  • SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Dear Ones,

Here is a story about surviving in the wilderness. The location is Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve, Simi Hills, California.

There is a Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice. I Am of the Stars.

I have a story for you about survival in the wilderness, especially in a place where there are dried black mustard plants.

One time long ago I went for a hike with some long-term hiking buddies of mine in the tall mountains. It was getting on towards winter. It was kind of cold where we ended up, and the altitude was pretty high. I was really tired, because it had been a long hike. It was barren, and I did not have the right kind of clothes to keep warm from the chill wind that was blowing.

The other people were sitting and talking, and they did not pay much attention to it; but I was cold and shivering. And I saw dried black mustard plants, very close to these ones here …

Image: “Dried Black Mustard 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 15 November 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Dried Black Mustard 1,” by Alice B. Clagett, 15 November 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

… just like that. And I thought: Well, anything is better than nothing. I will just go and sit right in the midst of those dried black mustard reeds. So I found a little opening that maybe a few rabbits had sat in, a little like that …

Image: “Dried Black Mustard 2: Little Opening,” by Alice B. Clagett, 15 November 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Dried Black Mustard 2,” by Alice B. Clagett, 15 November 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

… and I went and sat there. The wind was blowing pretty briskly. But what I found was that I was warm all of a sudden, because so many black mustard stems apparently cut the wind hither and thither, until almost no wind whatsoever reached me.

Image: “Dried Black Mustard 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 15 November 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Dried Black Mustard 3,” by Alice B. Clagett, 15 November 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Now you know what to do when there is no shelter at all in a stiff wind, except for dried black mustard plants.

Image: “Dried Black Mustard 4,” by Alice B. Clagett, 15 November 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Dried Black Mustard 4,” by Alice B. Clagett, 15 November 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Dried Black Mustard 5,” by Alice B. Clagett, 15 November 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Dried Black Mustard 5,” by Alice B. Clagett, 15 November 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Dried Black Mustard 6,” by Alice B. Clagett, 15 November 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Dried Black Mustard 6,” by Alice B. Clagett, 15 November 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Dried Black Mustard 7,” by Alice B. Clagett, 15 November 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Dried Black Mustard 7,” by Alice B. Clagett, 15 November 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

–from Link: “Dried Black Mustard,” a Story by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 15 November 2019; published on 23 November 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-f8f ..

. . . . .

Alice B. Clagett


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Nature Spirits Photo Series: Faerie Homes . by Alice B. Clagett

Filmed on 27 April 2019; published on 7 August 2019

Dear Ones,

In recent months I have been a little more in contact with the nature spirits I call elves, faeries, brownies,  and gnomes.

Here is the photo series: Faerie Homes. I also recently published a blog on Elf Homes … LInk: “Nature Spirits Photo Series: Elf Homes,” by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 27 April 2019; published on 6 August 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-dRR ..

As can be seen from the photos below, faeries love flowers.

Like the elves, faeries like sunlight that is speckled or hazy or dappled; rainbow-colored flecks and sprinkles of sunlight; and the soft colors of the sky at dawn and just after sunset. Both faeries and elves like nights when the moon is bright and many stars are sparkling in the sky; at least, it is easy to see them on those sorts of nights!

Here is more about faeries and elves, but not to do with today’s photos …

Faeries and elves love the creatures of the forest … deer and foxes, skunks and badgers and porcupines, chipmunks and squirrels, for instance. Also, the less assuming creatures of the forest, such as pack rats and mice, and bats, toads and frogs.

Faeries, in particular, love birds of all sorts. Also, and especially, they love bears, as bears are good to ride upon, and fun to tickle on the ears. You are more likely to find elves near a sleeping bear, unless they feel especially mischievous (which, when I come to think of it, is quite frequently the case).

As is well known by those who delight in the company of nature spirits, both faeries and elves like damselflies and dragonflies. Catching a glimpse of the flittering wings of these latter beings often signifies the nearby presence of elves or faeries.

See also:

Link: “Elothiel,” by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 27 April 2019; published on 28 April 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-cvw ..

Link: “Diamond Rainbow Light,” by Alice B. Clagett, filmed on 27 April 2019; published on 20 June 2019 … https://wp.me/p2Rkym-djX ..

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NATURE SPIRITS PHOTO SERIES: FAERIE HOMES

Image: “Faerie Homes 1: Purple Sage, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 1: Purple Sage, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 2: Bindweed, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 2: Bindweed, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 3: Western Fence Lizard, Purple Sage, and Rock, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 3: Western Fence Lizard, Purple Sage, and Rock, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 4: Blue Eyed Grass, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 4: Blue Eyed Grass, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 5: Mariposa Lily, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 5: Mariposa Lily, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 6: Blue Eyed Grass and Mariposa Lily, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 6: Blue Eyed Grass and Mariposa Lily, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 7: Mariposa Lily, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 7: Mariposa Lily, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 8: Canyon Sunflower, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 8: Canyon Sunflower, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 9: Globe Lily (White Fairy Lantern), Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 9: Globe Lily (White Fairy Lantern), Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 10: Chinese Houses, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 10: Chinese Houses, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 11: Mariposa Lily and Golden Stars, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 11: Mariposa Lily and Golden Stars, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 12: Golden Stars and Mariposa Lily, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 12: Golden Stars and Mariposa Lily, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 13: Chalcedon Checkerspot Caterpillar and Bush Monkey Flower, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 13: Chalcedon Checkerspot Caterpillar and Bush Monkey Flower, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 14: Chinese Houses, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 14: Chinese Houses, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 15: Canyon Sunflower, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 15: Canyon Sunflower, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 16: Delphinium, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 16: Delphinium, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 17: Delphinium and Chinese Houses, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 17: Delphinium and Chinese Houses, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 18: Chinese Houses, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 18: Chinese Houses, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 19: Delphinium, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 19: Delphinium, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 20: Mariposa Lilies, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 20: Mariposa Lilies, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 21: Globe Lilies (White Fairy Lanterns), Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 21: Globe Lilies (White Fairy Lanterns), Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 22: Globe Lilies (White Fairy Lanterns),, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 22: Globe Lilies (White Fairy Lanterns),, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 23: Owl’s Clover, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 23: Owl’s Clover, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 24: California Popcorn Flower, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 24: California Popcorn Flower, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 25: Blue Dick (Wild Hyacinth), Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 25: Blue Dick (Wild Hyacinth), Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 26: Showy Penstemon, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 26: Showy Penstemon, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 27: Showy Penstemon, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 27: Showy Penstemon, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 28: Yucca, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 28: Yucca, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 29: Microseris, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 29: Microseris, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 30: Fremont Star Lily, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 30: Fremont Star Lily, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 31: Mariposa Lily, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 31: Mariposa Lily, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 32: Golden Yarrow and Mariposa Lily, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 32: Golden Yarrow and Mariposa Lily, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 33: Mariposa Lily and Golden Star, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

Image: “Faerie Homes 33: Mariposa Lily and Golden Star, Cold Creek Valley Preserve, California,” by Alice B. Clagett, 27 April 2019, CC BY-SA 4.0

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Alice B. Clagett


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Teeth 2 . A short story by Alice B. Clagett

Written on 5 August 2018; published on 22 September 2019

Dear Ones,

Here is a short story I wrote over a year ago …

TEETH 2
A Short Story by Alice B. Clagett
Written on 5 August 2018

Early morning in LA. Would I ever love to be in Hawaii, walking the early morning beach — sunhat and flowered muumuu, bare feet scuffing the sand, ears full of the roaring surf, foam flecking spent waves as they lap the sand.

I remember Maui. Woke up at a beachside resort in the wee morning hours. Made my own coffee and sipped it outdoors near the “I Wanafoolaround” jacuzzi, which bubbled dreamily.

A warm, wet wind snapped the flagpole flags: US, Canada, and Hawaii.

Then mynah birds awoke. Added sweet song to palm leaf chatter.

The coffee cup was empty then.

Wild roosters in the nearby woods woke their hens with cruel cries.

The rats in the iceplant, off in the fields, went back to their dens. Mongeese still crept through the undergrowth, looking for one more tasty treat before sunrise.

. . . . .

Alice B. Clagett


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Teeth 1 . A Short Story by Alice B. Clagett

Written on 5 August 2018; published on 22 September 2019

Dear Ones,

Here is a very short story I wrote over a year ago …

TEETH 1
A Short Story by Alice B. Clagett
Written on 5 August 2018

Every time I go to the dentist … and I’ve been going there for about 30 years … he says, “Are you still riding that razor scooter?

And I say, “Yup!”

Then he nods his head to the left, and back, and says, “Did you know how dangerous those things are? You do wear a helmet, don’t you?”

I laugh and say, “You know, I am the best, and the safest scooter rider in the whole world!”

There’s a tiny explosion of exhaled air. He looks down at the floor, and grins.

It’s a fleeting smile — You know the kind? The kind where you fear … should anyone see … they’ll say with stern, cold eyes, “What on earth are you laughing about?”

. . . . .

Alice B. Clagett


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