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All in this together — including the skunks

May 31, 2020 - Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio)

Although I wouldn't consider myself a humorist, I do appreciate a good laugh and I often favor satire as a way of adding levity to a heavy situation. This is what prompted me to write a short story to post on NextDoor, the social website for neighboring communities. It was a success, with many neighbors appreciating the humor, but creating the piece was equally satisfying.

After writing a first draft, I started to get a bit of interest from my wife and daughter, but the idea wasn’t grabb...