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Join me during the month of April as I blog through the alphabet. My theme will be What’s In A Name. I will attempt to write up a short fictional character sketch beginning with a different letter of the alphabet each day. Remember that a place can also be a character.


He smiles at himself in the mirror as he combs down the five gray hairs left at the top of his head. He checks his smile in the mirror, proud that it is all his and not dentures like most of his friends. He winks at his reflection and splashes on a touch of British Sterling. He’s ready. He has been ready since he met her at his little sister’s  birthday party last year. It too a whole year but she finally agreed to go out with him. They were going to his little sister’s birthday party this year and they were going together. He didn’t drive anymore and she said she had never driven so he was going to go pick her up on a taxi. She had offered to meet him there because he lived in Whittier and she lived in Glendale and the party was in Santa Monica. She said it would be one huge taxi expense but he had said no. A gentleman doesn’t meet a lady, he picks her up.

Next to the front door, Harold checked his well worn leather wallet to make sure he had enough money. He had gone to the bank to get cash but he wanted to make sure he had the money with him and not in his underwear drawer where he usually kept any extra cash. Yup. It was there. He turned out the light, went out the door and locked it behind him. As he walked out to the street to wait for the taxi, Harold couldn’t help whistling a tune. “Happy Days Are Here Again” indeed!









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