When Birthday Gifts Bounce, fiction by Jen Schneider at Spillwords.com
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When Birthday Gifts Bounce

When Birthday Gifts Bounce

The Many Shades of Birthday Blues

written by: Jen Schneider


The indigo-striped mug was a fortuitous birthday find. On the bottom — Positive Vibes. Purchased and packed. Three-day delivery. The parcel would arrive on time. Moments after a carpool buddy called her with news – a positive Covid test. “Bummer,” she texted in an update. “Praying For Negative Vibes,” I replied as the mail truck approached her drive.

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