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    More Than or Less Than?

    Autism by hepingting on Flickr Photosharing  Age 2Diagnosis: AutisticTranslation: Less thanPrognosis: Will always need care.Oblivious of doctors, he cracked the Youtube lock on Mom’s phone. Kept hitting song replay.Lyrics: I Get You and You Get Me. Age 3Re-evaluation: GeniusTranslation: More than.Cracked code on reading/writing. Does second grade math.Mom’s phone chirps, “Oh no! Zombies ate your brains.”He giggles.They still don’t get him. ~Nara Malone This is my contribution to G-Man’s Friday 55. Drop by to see what others wrote or to join the fun yourself.

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    Friday 55 Flasher

    Flasher by Nara Malone You remember the story about red shoes?The girl had a craving. Craved something no one approved of.I had a craving like that.For a trenchcoat.Long black leather.Heavy.Supple.Gleaming softly in lamplight. I found one.Then I did something with it I shouldn’t have.Now I can’t take it off.Cuz when I wear it I can’t stop writing–Friday 55 Flashers. ~Nara Malone This is my contribution to G-Man’s Friday 55. Stop by to see what others wrote or to join the fun yourself.