Triumph over the squirrels or succumb to the cacophony

The images flashed at him, too many images, too many words, all at once, too many sounds, too many too many too many, his mind screamed, and the scream was another sound to go with the too many others.

“Stop!” and he suddenly realized he had said it out loud.
“Stop what?” she asked.
“There’s too much coming at me at once,” he said, reaching for his cellphone. “I guess I just can’t process it all.”
“You can start by setting that cellphone down, don’t you think?” she said.
He laughed and set it down. “You got that right.”
“I always do,” she smiled.


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Wordsmith, journalist and podcaster, Warren is a reporter, editor and storyteller who lives near the shores of Green Bay with his wife, two golden retrievers, and a couple of cats.