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Gettin’ Busy by Angel Sharum

“Oh yeah, that’s right, baby, come to daddy!” Charles hissed through tightly clinched teeth, pounding away at the woman bent over his Chippendale desk.

He was collapsed across the woman’s back when the phone rang. Fumbling with the receiver, he picked up and gasped, “Hello, Charles Bowden.”

“Charles, darling, it’s Maureen.”

At the sound of his wife’s voice, Charles stood up straight and backed away from the woman across his desk. He straightened his tie and cleared his voice before replying. “Hello, sweetheart, how are you today?”

“I’m fine, just wanted to remind you we have dinner with John and Elise tonight.”

“I haven’t forgotten. I’ll be home by seven.”

“Ok, see you then, dear.”


Across town, Maureen assured her friend Elise that she and Charles would be there. “I’m not sure how long we’ll be staying, however,” she added. “Charles was out of breath just now when I talked with him. I keep telling him he needs to go in for his annual checkup. It’s not normal for a man of his age to get so worked up writing briefs.”

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Endless Lullaby by Angel Sharum

“Shhh, baby, it’s ok, go back to sleep,” Todd whispered as he picked up the pillow beside his daughter’s head.

He watched while his daughter grabbed her favorite rabbit, snuggled down into the covers and settled back to sleep. Dropping to his knees, Todd prayed. He prayed for his family and himself. He prayed for an end to the violence and craziness of the world, but mostly he prayed for the strength to do what he had to do.

Once sure his daughter was deeply asleep, Todd rose. He gently placed the pillow over her face and pressed downward. She started to fight immediately, but he held firm, tears streaming down his face, staining the pillowcase.

Todd ignored her muffled pleas. He was sure he was doing what must be done. He could not allow his daughter to grow up in a world as morally bankrupt as this one. Awash in pain and unable to listen to his daughter’s anguished cries any longer, Todd began to sing.

Sleep, my child, and peace attend thee,
All through the night;
Guardian angels God will send thee…

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