Monday, November 7, 2011

Stephen D. Rogers


While sweeping the porch
My broom handle hits
The outdoor chimes
Ding, dong, cling, clang
Dropping me into the rocker
Sadly in need of repair
Letting the broom
Thunk against the rail
She always slapped the chimes
When she came home
If her assailant did the same
It must have been
The last happy sound she heard

Stephen reads "Reminder":

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Stephen confesses: I think a lot about the things left behind, the time bombs waiting to go off and remind us of what was lost. A set of chimes hang above the outside deck...

STEPHEN D. ROGERS is the author of Shot to Death, Three-Minute Mysteries, and and more than 700 shorter pieces. His website,, includes a list of new and upcoming titles as well as other timely information.

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