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Going Away - Part Seven

Happiness, further tragedy and shocks in store for Louisa...

Part Seven: 1946 – 50 The wedding in July nineteen forty-seven was a small affair, attended by the few close friends and colleagues Louisa and Stuart had chosen to invite to the ceremony. Louisa’s former workmates from Deschamps du Paris, Marilyn Penney and her husband Bernard plus her three children and the now-elderly Dorothy Evans, attended. Louisa was overwhelmed with...Read On

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50% Off Love

Chapter IV - Hiro - Class had already ended and together with the President and the girl, Hiro walked with them to the entrance of the school. The three of them stood there for a minute and stared at the other classmates leaving for the weekends. “So there’s no Student Council work today?” she asked, ready for the blessed weekend. “There is, but I decided to give us a good break...Read On

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Corner Of The Sun

Standing here against a wall off of the main square her in the dark light of the sun, as I find myself leaning back as I close my tired eyes feeling the warm wind blowing and the heat under blue skies. Thinking of why I was hearing the sound of a drum being beat slowly and a fife played lowly? That was able to be heard during the heavy thunderstorm while it passed through last night,...Read On

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A Legendary Tale, Chapter Three

As a pandemic ends the world, a small town man copes with survival and loss.

Three Covered in sweat from head to toe and grass clippings from the knees down, he pushed the mower to it's usual spot underneath the old house's overhang in the back. He turned, thought about it, and quickly turned back the mower unscrewing the gas cap. Joel then retrieved the plastic gas can. Someone, he couldn't remember who had told him the if you fill the mower before storing it for...Read On

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Flirting With Danger Part One

Two secret agents and ex work colleagues with underlying feelings, reunite and danger follows them.

"It's a fine, fine day!" sang the smiling American to himself in his rented convertible. Finally, Luke had untangled himself from the inner city London traffic and found the freedom of the more rural B road. For once, the weather was wonderfully warm in London, and he could feel the strength of the sun on his head and shoulders. The sunshine only enhanced his good mood. It was as though...Read On

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A Second Chance Part 2

It was the longest and warmest hug she had gotten in a long time. The moment he wrapped his strong arms around her she felt safe and happy. When he slowly relaxed his grip, she stepped back, and he drank in the figure before him. "Wow, you look great," he finally said. "Me? You're the one that looks really great." They stood there staring at each other for the longest time, both unsure what...Read On

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A Legendary Tale Chapters 0ne and Two

As a pandemic ends the world, a small town man copes with survival and loss.

Author Note: This story is written for the world that is created in the 2007 movie I am Legend . The elements of the film, including the creatures, are involved in this work but are creations of the authors and innovators of the film. Although this is an independent work, I must give credit to the world that this work is involved in.  One Joel brought a shaky hand up to his forehead...Read On

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Musing

Back in 1971, there were no text messages or emails or even pagers. If you wanted to talk to someone you had to find a pocket full of change and a pay phone that worked. Or wait until later. I was stationed in a barracks with a couple of hundred men give or take a few. We had two pay phones on the floor and when it rang it was like a bunch of outhouse parrots all squawking the name of...Read On

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A Vampire's Lullaby Chapter 9

This chapter, I feel, is a little more meaningful, even though fast paced.

Chapter 9: Preparation My hands were bound, my mouth gagged, and my eyes shielded from view. They carried me like a sack of potatoes. I didn’t struggle, only because I knew I was no match. Why is this happening? What could they possibly need from me? "This newborn is actually of value to him?" A gruff voice reverberated through my body. This voice definitely belonged to whoever carried me....Read On

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Memoirs, General, Prose, Poetry, Romance, Recollections, Contemplations, Musings,

Woke this morning at the break of day on what is both the first day of both a new year and a new decade, sitting here feeling the cold as I look to the window and see the grey light of the false dawn filtering in through the blinds, which has me feel as if I were once again leaning in a doorway looking out on things that took place at the close of the year. Recalling those decisions that...Read On

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Serendipity

What if you met the love of your life and let them go?

It was his birthday, but not even the sunshine of a beautiful day could cheer Pete up. Thirty-three years old and still single, he was re-evaluating his life choices and mourning opportunities that he had sadly let slip by. Of all his failures, he knew that nothing was worse than losing his high school sweetheart. She was tall and slim, a delicate beauty with blue eyes, brown hair and a...Read On

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Gambits - The White Pawn VI

The White Pawn VI The next morning William finished his letter and sent it off with a courier before seeking out Captain Lewis. His search quickly led him to discover Captain Lewis Gren worked night patrols, he should have known that. He had a long boring day of patrolling Bulwark Street. Soon enough he pulled out the bronze Rook he had found placed next to Albert's corpse, and...Read On

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The Castle Part 8

Two days later the Baroness summoned her staff to her private sitting room after breakfast and gave them all explicit instructions. "I have a guest staying in the room across from mine. She is the daughter of an old friend of mine and she is not to be disturbed for any reason." "How long will she stay?" one of the maids asked. "As long as she wishes." "What about meals and cleaning her...Read On

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Full Circle-Let's Dance

Somewhere between then and now

And here we are again, sitting in this old decaying theater, waiting for the show to begin. Although we are sitting side by side, I swear there is a draft. Oh. That’s just your sighs. This place is empty and I wonder why we still come here, year after year. You know they’ve built a new place? Oh, the “fuck you” face. Never mind, this place is fine. Finally, the curtain is up and for a moment,...Read On

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Midnight Ride Re-Visited

The original was the second one written, and written on my knee in about 10min. in 2002

Looking back is a bad habit and though we try not to look back most do, and the hour is getting late and it looks like the time has come once again for me to ride hard and fast across the range, as I ask if you in a kind and clear voice shall we dance? Or will you come and join me as I make another midnight ride? Even if there seems to stand a form of unforgiving opposition that usually...Read On

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Ancestor Chapter 14: Power

Xaine rose earlier than usual which meant he was awake well before first light. He had been so busy the past few days that he knew the morning would most likely be the only time he could get to be alone. He was, however, sad that he didn’t rest longer in his bed. He knew in a few short hours the party would be leaving to track the darkgons, and he would be back to his bedroll. Still, Xaine...Read On

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One Life, Dedicated Entirely to Her

They told him life is richer when you don't just live for yourself - so he lived it for her instead.

John was four when he first met Emily - and his world would never be the same again. She was the prettiest girl he’d ever seen, and they had so much in common: she loved dinosaurs and robots and horses; she wished her parents would let her run around more; she was his age almost to the day. There was just one little difference. John was just a regular kid. Emily was something else entirely...Read On

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Familiarity Breeds...

Too much of a good thing?

There was a time, not so long ago, that a new offering by yours truly would generate a certain amount of… anticipation, at least and maybe (if I flatter myself a little) a modicum of excitement. It seemed to me that folks who enjoyed my work were keen and eager to read my latest work and to pass comment. Not anymore. I may just as well post a list out of the Yellow Pages as post original...Read On

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Sundance*

Sitting here in the Great White North watching the snow and the temperature falling and feeling my mind drifting back from an email slide show from an old friend and Brother Mason. Having put most of what I have left far from my mind, has sometimes come back and has me closing my eyes in remembrance of some of those places I have been and spent time in back in the High Desert plains I came from....Read On

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Chaordia - A Novel of Transformation Ch. 21 Final Chapter

Because of climate change a man wants to transform an old farm into a new colony in Vermont

Even though the Sheriff and his deputies would be coming in a few days, no one seemed that concerned. There was too much to do. When Alice and I went to the cabin to get settled, there was a vase on the wood stove with wildflowers and a note from Morning Star that said, "Welcome to your new home." "I don't believe we're actually here." Alice read the note again. "Me either. I feel like...Read On

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Decisive Moments - Chapter 11

Things start to change

"I don't understand why I have to be there," Teagan whined from where he sat at his desk. Textbooks and note pads surrounded him, along with empty snack bags and soda cans. I crossed my arms over my chest and glared at him through narrowed eyes. He couldn't be serious, right? There was no way. "Are you for real?" I demanded. The look I got in return told me he was. I uncrossed my arms...Read On

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Felicidad 2: A Short History of Nearly Nothing

Some say that there are things that can’t be resisted but, are they real or just things in dreams? As I feel the warm winds blowing and the heat under these blue skies as situations run through my head, and being like a wandering ghost that seems to come out of the shadows like when the dark side calls to cross the line. And never noticing those I who pass me like that slow parade of fears I...Read On

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Chaordia - A Novel of Transformation Ch. 20

Because of climate change a man wants to transform an old farm into a new colony in Vermont

Tim and Gabe moved the round table back to the center of the room and placed the chairs around it. Tammy placed the oil lamp in the center for lighting it later when it got dark. Dan brought in several arm loads of wood, while Liz and Atticus followed with a box filled with kindling. Tammy filled a pot with water from her five gallon jug and measured out rice. Several unopened cans of black...Read On

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A Second Chance Part 1

Loni was walking through the mall with Phyllis, her mother-in-law to be. She kept her eyes forward and refused to look in to the display windows because the reflected image in the polished glass of the display windows made her feel old and very unattractive. "Do I really look that bad? I'm only thirty and look a lot older," she said to herself. It was Springtime and the mall was hosting...Read On

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Nephilim-Chapter Ten-Endurance.

“What is the point of this?” Gasped Cadee. Black dots were swimming in her vision and her heart was pounding her chest as she gasped for air. They had been running through the forest for hours. She glared over at the tan colored wolf who was grinning at her, tongue lolling out of his mouth. She didn’t like the idea that Kat had something worse in store for her now. Why was the wolf here? ...Read On

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Shooting Blanks

The worst day of any man's life: the day of his vasectomy.

Shooting Blanks By Ray Bentley I started to really doubt myself that morning when I went about the task of shaving. No, I’m not talking about your normal morning shave. The pre-surgery instruction specifically stated the patient was required to shave the “pubis and scrotum.” Say What? I stood straight, naked in front of the full-length bathroom mirror and took a deep breath. This was...Read On

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Help For Empathy

A boy named John who protected the aquatic creatures in a park for emotions

Formerly there was a wild water park in a city and attractions of the park included greenery, entertainments etc. Within the park there was a huge water pond where many aquatic animals like tortoises and various types of fish used to subsist. Many people used to visit the park and enjoy the attractions there. Near to the water pond, there was a board stating, “Throwing pebbles into...Read On

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A Mother's Wish

this is what all mothers wish of their children

A Mother's Wish A cry at 1:34am Small pink hands grasping Beautiful brown eyes looking up Mothers love cradled in her arms Two Years Later Sitting on Mothers lap Whispers of dreams to come Be strong Be true to one self Be humble my child A Mother's...Read On

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Going, Going, Gone

Revised Version

Vapor is trailing from the rocket that is being counted down, to enter the cold of space. And there is no limit to those things we can do, and when you look into my eyes you can see beyond what you fear inside. We both know it all belongs to eternity, as we search for life that we never truly knew. Traveling through darkness to stand in the light once again, with both of us...Read On

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Chaordia - A Novel of Transformation Ch. 19

Because of climate change a man wants to transform an old farm into a new colony in Vermont

My dad waved at us as we came though the waist high grass in the pasture. Standing with Glenn and Dan, he held his sketchbook and pointed to some place on the other side of the orchard. Atticus straddled his father's shoulders, while Liz and Tammy knelt by the fire, preparing lunch. Alice grabbed my hand and started running towards them. I glanced back at Grace walking slowly, the branch...Read On