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Shady Acres, Chapters 3 and 4

Chapters 1 and 2 are here.   Chapter 3.  A Kitchen Surprise   “Here it is,” the clerk said, in front of the door with 20D in bronze lettering above the peephole. “Thanks, Stanley.” “Let me know if you need … Continue reading

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Shady Acres

This is not a new story.  I wrote it a number of years ago and published it in one of my short story collections.  An event today reminded me of it.  So, thought I’d share.  The story, in its entirety, … Continue reading

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Rifat Had A Dream

“Papa.  I’m scared.”  Sami whispered. “Ssshhh,” his Papa whispered back.  “There is no reason to be scared.  We will be going soon.  Where we will be safe.” They whispered in the dark.  In the cold.  Their breath creating misty clouds. … Continue reading

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Aunt Millie

When I first started blogging, I found a large community of writers and poets.  Some of them undertook efforts to post writing prompts and other ideas for writing stories.  Somewhere along the line those prompt efforts seemed to have dried … Continue reading

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The President’s Men

Months ago, I had a dream.  The only part of the dream I remembered was this — my sister calling me and telling me she was taking the jump.  That brief memory of a dream turned into The Jump. I … Continue reading

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The Smokers Club

While I struggle with writing new stuff, I’m working on submitting existing stories.  One of my current projects is to put together a collection of short stories for consideration by Willow Springs Books, which is running a contest for the … Continue reading

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Who Is Maureen Nesbitt?

Another oldie, written back when I was writing a lot.  I post this while I ponder and make slow progress towards another piece of The Jump.   Who Is Maureen Nesbitt? Who is Maureen Nesbitt?  A thought passed through my … Continue reading

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