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Life is Still Trumping Fiction


I’m mostly non-“political”, in the sense of highly divisive attempts to organize and control civic life—yet today’s and Monday’s post titles may seem to relate to the American Presidential fiasco…

I’m also mostly (most recently) in a long-term state of “shock”—7 “small” strokes in October and the intensive actions of the last 3 days to prepare for an emergency change of residence (220 mi — 354 km) brought on by a huge water leak from the upstairs apartment that has caused dangerous and harrowing conditions in the small apartment I’m leaving…

So…

The “shock” had me completely unaware I was using a play on words in my Monday blog post title; and, today’s title is merely following suit…

Am I making sense?

Haven’t had sufficient sleep (what some folks would call barely sufficient) and looking forward to the 4 hour drive with my brother-in-law—the guy in that movie who helps the oppressed hero escape from the prison of circumstances—to relax from the massive tension and arrive at my loving sister’s home to “debrief” myself…

Like I said Monday, if I wrote up what’s been happening as fiction, folks would have a bit of trouble believing it; though, the living-through of it feels just like fiction…

And, my Friday Tale this week for the Story Bazaar will be a short rendering as “fiction” of the fiction-like events of the last 3 days…
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9 responses to “Life is Still Trumping Fiction

  1. martinaseveckepohlen December 7, 2016 at 9:01 am

    What a mess life can be. Sometimes it feels as if desasters follow each other on a string. I’m sure your sister and brother-in-law will look after you. Is there a chance of returning into your flat?

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    • Alexander M Zoltai December 7, 2016 at 9:17 am

      Thanks for your understanding, Martina…

      I would not return for any reason—can’t trust them—it’s been three days and the landlord has done nothing…

      At least I got some flash fiction out of it… :-)

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      • martinaseveckepohlen December 8, 2016 at 12:13 pm

        At least that ;-) I agree that you shouldn’t return to that flat. Do you think that you will find a place of your own near your sister? You’re probably leaving lots of friends behind at your old place.

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        • Alexander M Zoltai December 8, 2016 at 1:09 pm

          There are some friends I will plan to visit in Dayton, OH (where I used to live); and, yes, I’m searching for my own place near my sister (she’s wanted me near her for years :-)

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          • martinaseveckepohlen December 9, 2016 at 4:52 am

            I wish you luck :-)

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            • Alexander M Zoltai December 9, 2016 at 8:30 am

              Thank you, Very much, Martina :-)

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  2. dgkaye December 13, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    Oh Alex, how awful. So many of us seem to have been tested over and over this year, frankly. I’m waiting to kick this year out on its ass! I do hope you are on the mend, and perhaps there are better things ahead after the move, you know, the old . . .’when one door closes….’ Wishing you very happy holidays, health and happiness. :)

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    • Alexander M Zoltai December 13, 2016 at 9:27 pm

      Thank you for your concern and for your good wishes :-)

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      • dgkaye December 14, 2016 at 9:42 am

        Most welcome. :)

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