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The Gondola

He was born in a gondola. The same gondola that witnessed the most important moments of its existence, the same gondola that continues to give him life every day. The gondola was made of wood worked in the workshops of master Rossi, his father's brother. It had been the most important thing for his family. And with that respect he treats it like the most precious treasure. Every morning,...Read On

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Randy Thoughts & Stuff, #3

I popped down to our local diner, the Sit ‘n’ Stew Café, Friday afternoon for coffee and pie, and guess what? My paperboy, Randy Thoughts, who may just be the smartest person I know, was in there drinking root beer with his girlfriend, Tivka Kaboom. It was a pretty cold day so I was wearing my Snuggie, which always draws admiring looks when I’m out in public. Randy waved and called me...Read On

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Home late!

I knew he would be angry that I was so late...

I knew that if I disturbed him he would be angry that I was so late. If I took my clothes off before I went up then I could just slip into bed beside him and he would be none the wiser so, before I climbed the stairs, I removed my clothes as quietly as I could, piece by piece and placed them carefully over my arm, carrying my shoes.. Completely naked I climbed the stairs on tiptoe, not...Read On

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Forever and Ever Amen

Love forever and ever Amen !

NEW POEM Forever and ever Amen Falling hard Falling fast and quick Falling head over boots for that SPECIAL one Can it be a forever and ever Amen kind of love That Randy Travis sang about so long ago It can be with work and patience and love and trust Work together to accomplish your goals Be patient Love without fear Keep the passion burning in the bedroom Trust completely With...Read On

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My New Job

Do you really think that enslavement is past?

How can I start this letter? My name is Walter Cole. I lived at 25 Maple Avenue, Greenwood Town, Maine. I’m not a native American, I moved here from Europe. Firstly, if you ever read this, go straight to the police. Of course, I know they won’t believe all this right away, but hopefully, they will start an investigation to reveal the truth. Down below, I tried to describe all that has...Read On

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Nice Wheels

Never too young, or too old

 

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Do Not Open

What is so dangerous that it has to be walled up in the attic?

The prospect of decorating never appealed to Derek. It was always a case of putting it off until later, but later never came. He would make excuses that he would often believe himself, such was the conviction he told them with. Yet, today, he had actually made a start, dampening the wallpaper to make it easier to strip. His wife was no help whatsoever. It was her constant pestering that...Read On

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The Importance of Being Ernest Hemingway

Rich girl wants him a wealthy writer. Best girl wants him a great writer. Which girl wins?

      The Importance Of Being Ernest Hemingway It happened at a Maryland yacht club after Labor Day, when summer lingers. Philip Wright was adjusting lines aboard his forty-something-foot sailing ketch. Suddenly dark-haired Adrienne Racine called from the dock, “You’re publishing a novel?”   That Saturday was stormy, and this bold belle’s voice battled the wailing wind: “Alex Gooding...Read On

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The Lake

He had been wise. He learned to discern the essential from the accessory. He refrained from exploiting his knowledge for his own benefit. He accumulated the best experiences. He had been very happy. But one day, something in his brain changed, and now he was facing the lake. The blue lake, which on winter nights, when the silence is the master of time, wakes up and calls the unwary to...Read On

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All You Can Do Is Laugh

I remember sitting in class in high school watching the other kids socialize and grab-ass. Their laughter ringing in my ears as if life was a plate of oysters, each one filled with pearls. I was the oldest of eight kids with parents who were selfish, self-centered abusers, but they aren’t the subject of this tale. Each morning I would have to get my brothers and sisters up, feed...Read On

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Ice

Her fingers hurt with cold...

She clawed at the ice but it was no good, she couldn't get a grip. Her fingers hurt with cold, the flesh already turning white at the tips. Suddenly, a piece broke away, and she fell backward! Taking a deep breath, she got to her knees and once again began pulling at the solid, unmoving ice. It was no good, she couldn't do it, but she couldn't give up, not now. She looked around,...Read On

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Desire of the Samurai

Her desire could be the only thing that will destroy all that she loves.

 

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Bugsy's Revenge

Frank Danger has two choices: Think fast or die.

I was tailing the unfaithful husband of a neurotic client down a dark alley when someone slipped behind me and put a gun to my neck. I heard Bugsy’s voice and knew I had a problem. “Frank Danger, P.I.!” he said with a delighted baritone that rumbled like a dump truck. “Bugsy.” He laid a heavy mitt on my back and sent me staggering. Bugsy was a great guy. I thought the world of him. ...Read On

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Little Lights

Every afternoon, when I came home from work, I saw in a window in the face of a girl who, through the glass, looked out at the street. Her lost and sad gaze awakened in me the instinct to protect her and to offer her affection. So was day after day. Until after a few months, the eve of the Wise Menkings arrived. That day it occurred to me to disguise myself as a magician king and take her...Read On

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Punishment and Forgiveness

Punishment and Forgiveness

Punishment and Forgiveness   Punishment forgave forgiveness, and they became friends again. Before, forgiveness had punished punishment to forgive all punishments enemies of all forgivenesses. Now punishment and forgiveness live together in the hearts of all human beings.  ...Read On

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God's Plan

Rejoice in his plan

by Fuzzy 1954 God has a plan that we mortals know nothing about.  As we go about our lives learning the true meaning of life, touching others as they touch you.   Know Gods hand is on your shoulder, trust in him.  For he trusts in you. When he calls one of his angels to his side, don't despair.  Rejoice in the time you had together.  The memories are forever, for that is God's gift to...Read On

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Dark Solstice

Fighting dark shadows

I usually appreciate the winter solstice, because I love the mysterious chilly nights and the warm lights that stave it off from inside houses. Warm glasses of tea while gazing into the dark sky by the fire reflecting on life and love and blessings. But this year has been so difficult for so many reasons that I am carrying too much darkness, and the early nights are gut-wrenching. How can...Read On

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The Village

A village in early medieval England is terrorized by a weird entity.

Why do humans feel at ease within the confines of a group? Be it our own tribal nature, reminding us that our survival depends upon the vigilance, labor, and protection of others? That the higher the populace, the more social interaction, and thus, the lower the chance of a slow and solitary drift into madness? The lower the chance of utter starvation? The lower the chance of being hunted...Read On

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Magical snow

The air is still The warmth Tender and strong I know before I look outside The snow has come No movement at all No sound Just snow falling And feelings of love With tears that must not fall The smiles and words The happiness we share as one Knowing always and believing Just like a magical snow We have a magical love  ...Read On

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The Spell-Book of a White Witch

Fact or Fiction?

Over twenty years ago I found a spell-book of a white witch. I looked through the spells listed and there were many interesting spells in the book. There were spells to find love and to keep people from harming themselves and many others. (There was a spell to find love but every time I tried to cast the spell I  got interference from a specific person that ruined the spell. You might...Read On

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Sunday

It's Sunday and I'm looking forward to Monday. The road is full of traps. First of all, my boss has scolded me. I'm late for work. And on Sundays, a lot of customers come to the office. I have an essential position. I'm in charge of scaring the customers. I'm one of the dinosaurs from Jurassic Park.  ...Read On

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Kindred Spirits, Distant Hearts. Chapter 16

The door flew open and they found themselves staring down the barrel of an MG-42 machine gun!

Athens. June 15 th , 1941   The sun was high in the sky, and the air that rushed around the open sides of the ambulance's hinged windscreen was warm. Katarina steadied herself by holding on to the wooden arm of the stretcher. It had been placed in the purpose-built rack in the rear section of the bus conversion where there was provision for four stretchers with casualties. In...Read On

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Happiness Happens

The sister of the girl you loved loved you, so the girl you loved wouldn't love you.

  about 1600 words     James   Happiness Happens by James Foley   Martin Trent remembered crashing that Iraqi stone farmhouse—past midnight, March 2016. Inside, tapestries draped those stone walls. Four men: two at a table and two on a beat-up green sofa. Rifles? Low-voiced preparations for rocket-grenade strikes against Government forces? Like that? No, it shouldn’t have been...Read On

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A Christmas Tale For Childs

These were the last days of 1899. A girl was leaning against the wall, tired. The snow was covering his scarce clothes, and his little trembling hand stretched asking for an alms. A horse carriage stopped in front of her. The coachman hurried to open the door, and an old man, with some difficulty, descended from the carriage. “Hello, little girl.” “Sir...” “I am coming to get you.” “Why?”...Read On

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Learning to Swim

Still waters run deep

 

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Christmas Story

As the fallen leaves swirl in the street and a northern wind blows tis the season. Once again it's the season of "brotherly love." Santa helpers ringing their bells and wishing one and all a Merry Christmas. The local children pressing hopeful faces at the Olde Toy Shoppe, watching the displays knowing only good thoughts and deeds. Parents hustling about loaded with packages their thoughts of...Read On

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Ever Since New York

I've been trying to write, but it's like the phrases that once flowed from my fingertips like molten gold have crystallized into ice. I've been trying to write, but it's like I'm the pyramids and finally, Egypt has become my succubus, who I submit to with all the willingness of a victim who loves her torture. I've been trying to write, but it's as if words are music and my vocal cords are...Read On

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Serendipity: Chapter Two ~ One Espresso

Tris becomes suspicious when Landon shows up at Delta Coffee.

I blink twice in quick succession. Then once more to make sure I'm definitely not hallucinating. "I take it you know him, Ems?" Tris glances at me, then at Landon. "...yeah." "I'll leave you two to it," Tris winks, clearly hoping to wind me up. He does just that, pulling me back into an awkward but clear train of thought. "Jeez, Tris, it's nothing worth winking about, oh my god–" I slap...Read On

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Dreams

Listen to the wind

They came from the east, two young lovers on their journey. First by train, then by steamboat. Standing on the bank of the Mighty Mo with the sun to their backs, they set off. In his left pocket, a letter and deed for 50 acres in Kansas. First generation to conquer the prairie. Much work and trials lay ahead. Build a home out of rolling prairie grass. A place of theirs, a place to put...Read On

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MORE Alternatives to NaNoWriMo: Super Procrastinator Edition

6 suggestions for the final stretch of National Novel Writing Month (or early ideas for next year)

  1. NaIgnoNaNoWriMo: Just ignore all the NaNoWriMo hoopla and hype. Pretend you didn’t read this or anything else about the writing frenzy that occurs every November. Yeah, yeah, I know it’s almost impossible to ignore NaNoWriMo anymore. But you can say you did. I promise not to tell anyone otherwise. 2. NaNanoWriMo: In the short time remaining, craft some kick-ass nano fiction....Read On