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A New Battle Tactic [5,000 words]

I was driving along one day, and I was thinking about what it would be like if an animal played dead, allowing itself to be consumed whole by a larger animal, such as a snake, and then came out of … Continue reading

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What’s keeping us from being writers?

No one wants to hold down a regular, full-time job and be an auditor in their spare time as a hobby, but many people have regular, full-time jobs and are writers in their spare time. Being a writer doesn’t require … Continue reading

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Leaving

Leaving My eyes scanned the room, searching for gloves and hats for my sleeping twins. Thankfully, my children didn’t stir throughout the entire ordeal of dressing them in bulky snowsuits. Their dad, who was passed out and still holding his … Continue reading

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Front Porch Valentine

Front Porch Valentine I stared at the delivery man on my doorstep holding a dozen red roses. He smiled at me and pushed the flowers toward me like he expected me to take them. Couldn’t he look at my shabby … Continue reading

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Master of Black

The crone did not look at me, and she had a vacant expression, as if her eyes no longer granted sight. When she finally spoke, it was with a clear, persuasive voice like a field commander’s. “Every child is marked … Continue reading

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Review: Dating Advice from the Internet

Rating: 4 Stars So this review is about a post and not a book– just to clarify. I hope you’ll click through to the link because the read is short, but full of content. I like to think of it … Continue reading

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A Daily Annoyance, Sorely Missed.

Every morning, long before the winter’s dawn, and long after the summer’s dawn, but always before I am ready to rise, the overly large truck races up the hill by my home. The hill is not too long, but there … Continue reading

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