quarrelers do not listen
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“Blasted, pulling beast,” Nia grumbled. “Should have come with a Worker’s Compensation policy.” Playful crinkles danced across Calliope’s face. “Henny…
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January 2023

“Summmmmm-rrrrrrr tiiiiiiime — and the living’ is eeeeeeee-zzzzeeeeee.” Thalia belted out one of her favorite show tunes. Calliope hummed, “In my mind…
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With a twist and a shout, Thalia made her feelings known. “I’m luv-ING these twistable paint crayons! So bright — and bold!” “I suppose… they do… add…
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Thalia’s thighs radiated warmth from the inside out. “Ugh! My — qwaaaaaads!” “Nine fresh inches.” “Aren’t we lucky?” Calliope shook snow from her…
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“Is it okay do you think…” Calliope admired Artist’s furry blend, “… to mix chalk pastels… with charcoals?” “Okay?” Thalia’s features broke into puzzled…
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Thalia pulled a bowl from the bottom shelf and enchanted the well-worn ladle from the clutter of a utensil drawer run amok. Calliope removed the soup…
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“Wellllllllllll — at least Paintist rocked the leaf?” Thalia shrugged and attempted to repair the fruit’s shredded shadows. “Patience — is a virtue…
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Calliope pushed a pile of peas around her plate. “Errrrrr-th to Cal!” Thalia teased. “Where are uuuuuuuuuuu?” “I can’t decide… what flavor of ice cream…
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“Are weeeeeee???” Thalia started looking for her sleeping bag. “Are we — Are we going camping?!” Nią scowled and tightened her sweater around her…
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Drawist flipped the page of her new sketchbook and drew on the backside of page one, instead of starting page two. Urania applauded her thrift. “Nicely…
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Urania’s ears filled with discord. Cracks and pops clanged as she moved her lower jaw upanddpwnupanddownupanddown. Wound tight, and sprouting a…
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