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100-word micro-flash Short Lease by T.L. Murphy

Short Lease

by T.L. Murphy

He was dying to move in, dying to give me five hundred bucks to sleep in the basement. The first night, he was so happy to be under a roof, he bought a case of beer and drank it all, turned the radio all the way up and danced by himself until four in the morning. Passed out on the floor. His cigarette burned a hole in the carpet. He slept till noon the next day, called in sick and lost his job. You should have heard him screaming about the government conspiracy. Even the cats were afraid of him.

About the author

T.L. Murphy is the Poet Laureate of Canmore, Alberta.  He has published poetry and short fiction in Freefall, Wax, Light Journal of Poetry and Photography, Grain, The Antigonish Review, The Eckerd Review, Blue Sky Poetry, geist.com, Migratory Words volumes 3, 4 & 5, Poetic Imaginations, Occupy, and Poetry Hall.  He is a spoken-word performance artist and author of the chapbook “Up Cape Fear” available at Lulu.com.  His collection “100 Words, 100 Stories” is forthcoming. See more of T.L. Murphy’s work at https://tlmurphypoetry.wordpress.com

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