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The Wish

If you had one wish, what would you wish for?

Three men had been friends for most of their lives, from elementary school through college. They had even been working at the same firm since graduation. In their late twenties, they decided to go on vacation together to a remote tropical resort. Their na...

My Enemy

Anger is never your friend.

I have seen the enemyMy foe, my cause to stopThey are evil, no doubtirrational violence unending Their acts are heinousMy anger hot as magmadesirous of apoplectic revengeblackening my heart I cannot mirror their hatredCondemning my own soulPatience is my...

The Blue Hunter - It Begins (part 1)

Who is the mysterious intruder on the backstreets of Bliss? Please let me introduce you.

The full moon was not high enough to illuminate the narrow back street lane of the town of Bliss. The unkempt condition of the boarded sidewalk was an indication of the populace. There are few good reasons for people to tread into rough portions of the to...

Our Story

Just pondering and wanted to share a thought.

As I sit and ponder my life, there are still times of real clarity. I have lived a lot. Thoughts come to me that I want to put down. Maybe I can look back on them or my family, especially my grandchildren, can read them, so they may have a better idea of...

Dog's Bollocks

It is funny the things you come across when reading about punctuations.

I learned recently about what may be the earliest emoticon. It was interesting as I researched the information. I learned about history, typography, and how humans have changed their attitudes. It is all about an archaic typographical mark consisting of a...

Encounter in the Deep Black - part three

Part three - The beginnings of a plan are formuted.

Capt. April knew, with this disturbing news, he needed to rethink his original plan. There was no chance of outrunning the enemy and he had to consider them hostile. The consequences of doing otherwise and being caught off-guard could be catastrophic for...

It Snowed and Love Grew

A dream of a wonderful winter night.

The snow fell and drifted covering everythingLayers of a glistening milky white delightWatching nature's winter wonderland of snowSitting quietly in awe of its unimaginable beauty With you by my side as we snuggled up tightThe beauty outside could not com...

My Life

Life is unknowable, yet we spend ourselves trying to glean the truth of life

I love my wondrous life of joy, bliss and happiness  My many incredible adventures traveling the world  Meeting people of undeniable spirit, strength and charm  Witnessing the awe inspiring beauty of the natural world  I love my life, I can do nothing les...

Unwanted Gift

My holiday drabble.

The Christmas present ticked me off! After twenty years of friendship, he knew how I felt about presents and Christmas. The wondrous ideal of love, family and religious worship, that Christmas is, was disappearing; being bastardized by the rapacious celeb...

Encounter in the Deep Black - part two

The EAS Stalwart begins investigating the mysterious contact.

The strange contact was a mystery. It had energized the bridge crew, in a way rarely seen. They were keen to find the answers to this unexpected puzzle. There adrenaline was pumping, but they had been cautioned during training about this sort of adventuro...

An Encounter in the Deep Black

Their patrol begins quietly until they make first contact.

Space is a vast infinite emptiness. The distances involved in travel between the stars are truly incomprehensible. The nearest star to our sun is Proxima Centauri. It is a red dwarf about 4.24 light-years from the sun. That is approximately twenty-five tr...


If you can't beat them, laugh at them.

The world is full, Of good and bad, Joy and happiness, And misery so sad, When all is hale, We're so glad, When woe prevails, Grief is ironclad. Old and worn, Seems to creak, Smiles can’t hide, How hoary and weak, Agony pounding, Inducing shrieks, Time pa...

Last Day Aboard Ship - chapter 8

This chapter is an epilogue covering events after his last day aboard ship.

In five seconds, the boosters shut down, the computer and console went dark, the artificial gravity disappeared, and the main lighting deactivated. Within moments, the pair of emergency lights providing dim illumination flickered and quit. At the same tim...

Last Day Aboard Ship - chapter 7

It’s the willingness to sacrifice yourself for others that is heroic, not the action itself.

Romero looked at me and said, “This is my bitch to slap. Get to your lifepod. I’ll buy the time you all need.” I waited a moment. “Ensign, get your ass out of here and kiss my girl for me when you get planet-side.” I asked him, “Which planet?” “Any, sir!...