Creative Writing: The Glendora Apartment

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A few lampposts east of Glenoaks Boulevard, the Glendora Apartment rests close to the freeway and is painted deep burgundy and white. The building is clean too, for it has tidy residents who clean up after themselves every morning, before leaving to go to work. On one side of the building, the pool slopes up to the laundry room, but on the opposite side is the fresh garden aligned with flowers – roses, lavender, every color, carrying themselves rhythmically with the wind; and there are tiny garden gnomes that arch over the flowers. On the tennis courts under the tall palm trees, the tennis players laugh or shriek if a lizard crawls among them. Squirrels come out of their nests to sit on the lawn chairs at night, and the damp pavement is covered
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