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SHORT STORY FRIDAY: Ethel

It’s been a week. The Virginia Republicans have the most diverse ticket in their history. That includes the first state-wide nomination of an African American woman. Mask requirements are slowly going away. And Short Story Friday returns. Enjoy. ETHEL The phone rang. There was no need to ask who was calling. “Could you come over …

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Pandemic Eve, One Year Later

One year ago on a Friday afternoon the word came down from above that we should be prepared to telework if we could. President Trump had just declared a national emergency related to the pandemic. On Sunday, we got the work email that said “stay home.” We should have known. Everyone got it wrong. Whether …

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