The Tales.

Love of a Sister

By Adrian Wood / June 24, 2021

She shares so much these days. Just two since school’s been out and already, I’ve learned an awful lot. She’s squished between two older siblings and one younger. All boys…

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Dear Richard,

By Adrian Wood / June 24, 2021

I hope it’s okay if I call you by your first name. After all, you are one of my senators and not that it seems to matter, but I voted…

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Normal

By Adrian Wood / June 24, 2021

“He looks normal,” she said. It was supposed to be kind, I think. My silence evidently propelled more words and so, next came, “You know, he doesn’t look special needs.…

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The Mom That Could Be Me

By Adrian Wood / June 24, 2021

Just a mother like me. A mother that had lovingly raised a little blond boy who built impressive Lego ships and adored video games. Lovely, educated, kind, involved and yet,…

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Amos & The Mama

By Adrian Wood / June 24, 2021

My name is Amos. My mama is my favorite person. She says that she’s never had anyone as excited to see her as me. Not even Daddy. I don’t know…

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Snapshots

By Adrian Wood / June 24, 2021

Do you ever feel like the life you are living is not really your life? Perhaps a faux landscape and and though you do your best to participate, you can…

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Where Did The Time Go?

By Adrian Wood / June 24, 2021

Where Did The Time Go? It flies by, they told me. Had they been right? In one minute they will be big, they told me. Had they been right? You…

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To the Mothers of Syria

By Adrian Wood / June 24, 2021

To the mothers of Syria, I share your story because I wonder if there are many folks like me that are embarrassingly clueless. To the mothers of Syria, you have…

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What Beach Do You Go To?

By Adrian Wood / June 24, 2021

A seemingly innocuous question. It would be in a different time or place or if asked by a good friend, perhaps new to North Carolina and all its’ lovely sandy…

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Lunch

By Adrian Wood / June 24, 2021

It was just lunch. A lunch date with an old friend that went to Salem with me. It was just lunch. A chance to catch up with the girl from…

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