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The Jump

There’s still a traveling show. It just doesn’t come with elephants and acrobats.  No clowns. No popcorn. Or much of anything else. There aren’t three rings either.  It’s been a long time since a circus traveled the country. It’s been … Continue reading

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The Watcher

Another oldie (and I’m working on something new I hope to post soon)…   The Watcher Working for God is never easy.  That’s what I told the shrink when he sat down in his leather chair and asked, “Why are … Continue reading

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February 29 — Page Three

Page One. Page Two. Johnny, I assume, went back to his base, maybe served a little bit of time in Marine prison, or whatever it was he might have to do for his AWOL. I slipped back out into space … Continue reading

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Every Four Years — Page Two

Page One Footloose. It was the movie that winter. Everybody was seeing it, but we never made it and I have never been able to watch that movie. I was looking back at Ginny, saying something to her about our … Continue reading

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Every Four Years

It was something we started in high school, Johnny Mac and me. Only when we started we didn’t actually know we were starting a tradition that would last for years to come. We’d been friends since the 4th grade. He … Continue reading

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Memories

A river road. Two lanes – one in each direction – twisting and turning along a levee. Tracing the edge of a river that empties into the sea. A place where memories may fall like rain drops and flow with … Continue reading

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The Story Behind the Story

I feel kind of like a magician revealing the secrets, but as a reader I have always wanted to know how authors come up with their stories and get from beginning to end.  Chicago, was a particularly trying story for … Continue reading

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