Linda G. Hill

Life in progress

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282. Scenes from the Second Seat on the Right

Saturday, June 9th, 8:00pm
Drommen (and Hillary)


Drommen sits at the window. Hillary takes the seat beside him, holding the iPad he gave her.

Drommen: Hey there.

Hillary: Hi.

Drommen: Enjoying your iPad?

Hillary: Yeah, thanks again for that. It’s great. So you want to do something?

Drommen: Actually, I’ve got a date tonight.

Hillary stares for a few a seconds, then blinks back tears.

Drommen: Look, I need to be honest. I’m never going to change, and nobody’s going to make me.

Hillary: But I thought …

Drommen: I’m sorry if I gave you the wrong impression. I’d like to be friends if that’s okay.

Hillary: (stands and throws the iPad in his lap) FUCK YOU! You’re just an asshole like all the other guys I know. FUCK YOU!

Drommen: I’m sorry.

Hillary slaps his face and storms off the bus.


Next stop: Sunday, June 10th, 10:00am

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One-Liner Wednesday – Bird Dog

For some reason, Winston likes to sit on my shoulder. You can’t see it here, but his front paws are up there too.

I think he thinks he’s a budgie.

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Is anyone here on Facebook?

Something has been bugging me for the past week. Actually, Facebook has been bugging me for the past week, telling me how close I am to having 500 followers on my author page. Because for a week now, my followers have equaled 499. I’m so close!

So if you have a Facebook profile and you haven’t already “liked” my page, put me out of my misery, would you? As well as links to all my blog posts, you’ll find the occasional funny or inspirational post, and once in a while, posts to support other authors.

And virtual cookies for everyone!



Twenty to Twelve

It’s twenty to twelve on “T” day (not that I’m keeping track or anything), and I’m tired. Been looking at the screen most of the day, trying to get my book edited.

But now all I can think about is Toronto. The city where I was born. The city where ten people died today after getting run over by a truck on the sidewalk. Those poor innocent people.

It’s horrifying to know it can happen anywhere, at any time. It’s horrifying that so many of us are become desensitized to it. It’s horrifying that it’s not as horrifying as it used to be, even a couple of years ago, when multiple people died by a senseless, violent act.

Is this what we’re coming to? Or is it what we, as a species, always were?

So many questions for such a late hour. I’m at a loss.

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227. Scenes from the Second Seat on the Right

Sunday, April 15th, 2:00pm
Yvonne and Sarah


Yvonne: I think Quinn’s fooling around on me.

Sarah: No way!

Yvonne: (nods) He came home yesterday with enough paint to do the whole house.

Sarah: So?

Yvonne: Three-quarters of the rooms are wallpapered.

Sarah: Hmm. I’d keep an eye on him if I were you.


Next stop: Monday, April 16th, 5:00pm

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226. Scenes from the Second Seat on the Right

Note: Strong language

Saturday, April 14th, 3:00pm
Quinn and Serge


Serge: Glad you came last night?

Quinn: (sighs) Yeah I guess.

Serge: Listen, bro. You got nothing to feel guilty about. It was just a little window shopping.

Quinn: Yvonne wouldn’t agree.

Serge: (shrugs) So don’t tell her.

Quinn stands.

Serge: Hey, where are you going? This isn’t your stop.

Quinn: No, but I’ve gotta get off. The paint store’s right there.

Serge: (laughs) Pussy.



Next stop: Sunday, April 15th, 2:00pm

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225. Scenes from the Second Seat on the Right

Friday, April 13th, 5:00pm
Candice (and Justin)


Candice sits at the window. Justin takes the seat beside her.

Candice: Hey loverboy, long time no see.

Justin: Yeah, I’ve been working on getting out of my contract with Mr. Splin … that guy I was working for.

Candice: You free now then?

Justin: Just about.

Candice: Great. Madam’s looking for a bouncer at the dungeon. You interested?

Justin: Do you think she’d hire me, me being a client and all?

Candice: I don’t see why not. You might have to stop being a client though.

Justin frowns.

Candice: (smiles) I can take care of you privately if you like.

Justin: (smiles back) When can I start?


Next stop: Saturday, April 14th, 3:00pm

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