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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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Crazy

One night, I was too tired to do anything, but not tired enough to actually fall asleep, so I played around on the internet. I don’t have any particular love for reddit, but I find that the writing sub-reddits are … 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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The beginnings to short stories 11-15

Based on the “How to Write Flash Fiction That Doesn’t Suck” model I started several weeks ago, I’ve written the beginnings to 5 more short stories. Let me know which ones you’d be most interested to continue reading. The middles … Continue reading

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The beginnings to short stories 6-10

Based on the “How to Write Flash Fiction That Doesn’t Suck” model I started on Wednesday, I’ve written the beginnings to 5 more short stories. Let me know which ones you’d be most interested to continue reading. The middles happen … 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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Review: Baxter Bog Interlude by Arnie Bue

Rating: 2 Stars (Great idea, poorly written) I read this entire book, and I loved the idea– a weird bug causes zombie-like issues in animals and the life of the main character (a field biologist for the company responsible for … Continue reading

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