Posts by Jacqueline Haskins

Guys and Dolls

“Open the gate for the High King.”

Clad in sable and gold, a figure strides forward. “Dum da da da,” singsongs my son: “the King.”

“No, not him, the High King. This one’s the High King,” Finn declares.

“And then the invaders—”

“Wait — where’s the King’s jousting thing?”

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Getting It Down

Danny’s bedroom was silent except for the scratch of his yellow number-two pencil across the paper. Mom says Dad is just going to church until the judge decides, Danny wrote. I don’t know. He took Sis and me to church yesterday. Dad knows all the prayers and stuff. And they had chocolate chip cookies.

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