The Lucky Strikes

Dolores loved her bowling pin.

It was a gift from the La Habra Ladies Scratch League when, after a decade as secretary, Dolores had to resign. Her husband Arthur had been transferred.

After Tuacas and tears, she and her teammates, “The Lucky Strikes”, huddled in the parking lot of Stardust Lanes. “Never goodbye,” she told them, wiping away what was supposed to be waterproof mascara. “It’s only so long

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Bob Merckel

Bob Merckel

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Editor: Counter Arts, Age of Empathy, The Memoirist | English teacher/language consultant in Barcelona and Provincetown.