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Gary

Gary wants you to know he's very good looking. Yeah, his beard does kind of look like Kenny Rogers', but nicer.

Gary is good at his job as an auto parts manager. Really damn good. He expects respect from those new hires. Damn 19 year olds. What do they know? No way he'd let his kids mouth off like those kids they get in the store these days.

Linda's the best woman Gary's met in a long time. That auburn hair almost down to her ass. Knows how to shoot a gun too.

Linda was surprised to learn that Gary has a teacup poodle. Gary chuckles to himself, then turns melancholy. Charlene had fallen in love with the little guy. Nugent kept her feet warm when that bitch cancer was at it's worst. Now Gary volunteers as a grief counselor. You got to keep going. Gotta keep going even when life is hard.

Life is still good. This summer Gary's gonna ride his Harley all the way from San Diego to Vancouver. Maybe Linda will ride with him. Man, he'd love to see that auburn hair flying in the breeze.
Pinkdreams
Written by Pinkdreams
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I based Gary on a guy I dated for a while who did indeed like to inform people that he was good looking. He was okay.
I've shared "Gary" with two small groups of writers. The first thought the...
I based Gary on a guy I dated for a while who did indeed like to inform people that he was good looking. He was okay.
I've shared "Gary" with two small groups of writers. The first thought the brevity worked well. The second group acted like I had served them a single potato chip. I welcome feedback.
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