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Simon's Story

Simon's Mystery Story…

This is a story I wrote for my eight year old grandson, Simon. He asked me to write him a mystery. The setting is in the nineteenth century and I put in some school history of that period. Simon straightened from his slump and waved his hand frantic…

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Melanie's Mystery Man

A quick write for a quick read…

The wide walkway that was a few steps above the lengthy beach was teeming with the sun loving crowd. The first days of warm weather after weeks of a wet, dreary Spring drew the multitudes. As Melanie navigated her way among the strollers she looked …

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Gold Rush Fever Conclusion

Glimpse of the Old West…

They sat around the table pondering the the future. Marshal Hagen finished his food, quickly drained his glass and stood. “I'd like to say that this was great meeting you all, but under the circumstances I think I'll postpone that. I better get back…

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Expansion of Mankind Conclusion

joining of different peoples…

The release of tension and fear was widespread through the colony and was shown in myriad ways. Although there were not many churches of organized religions in the colony the ones that were present were filled with people of all beliefs giving their…

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Gold Rush Fever Chapter one

Glimpse of the Old West…

Just after dawn the stranger trudged into Harper's Gully leading his horse. They stopped at the watering trough where the horse plunged his muzzle and the man filled his hat which he poured over his head. The water only removed some of the dust from…

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Expansion of Mankind Chapter Six

A crisis thwarted…

The first meeting of the new government was held on a Friday evening. The first order of business was swearing in the new elected officers by the Marine's chaplain, the Reverend Stark. The first to take the oath of office was Eric Reid, the Territor…

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Expansion of Mankind Chapter Five

The advancement of civilization?…

In the late morning Kari stood at the kitchen sink in her robe, a little bleary eyed after being up late explaining to the members of the colonists’ groups how and why Ida had accomplished so much as head of the transition to civil government. Most …

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The Wonders of Technology

What will we see next?…

My first exposure to the wonders of television was shortly after the Second World War when a hardware store up the street put one in their front window. They turned it on when programming started which was, depending on the channel, sometime in the a…

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A different view of death

I'm not looking forward to it, but what other choice do I have.…

As he looked around all he could see, except for the long line in front of him, was a thick fog. It was certainly different from any other fog he'd seen. Instead of a damp, gray, chilly, fog, this one seemed to be warm and inviting, even cheerful wit…

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Expansion of Mankind Chapter Four

Transition to civilian rule…

The Council sat there for a few moments, stunned by Troyal's announcement that they may be at war. But then he continued, “I'm sorry if I have led you to a hasty conclusion that war is imminent, I don't think it is or even if it means war. Who knows …

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Expansion of Mankind Chapter Three

Ongoing Solutions…

Expansion of Mankind 3 When Sam and Kari returned to the planet Prime they reported to the Council that misunderstandings between the two cultures had been had been explained to the satisfaction of the Rovers, at least for now. There was still a disa…

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Expansion of Mankind Chapter Two

Problems and Diplomacy…

After a long, faster than light flight, the huge colonization spaceship had reached its destination. There the passengers found three planets in the liquid water zone of this faraway star. To their dismay they found that the planet they had hoped to …

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Expansion of Mankind

Overcoming Obstacles…

“Hey, Sarge.” The man he was addressing was a large, almost hulking, individual that was field stripping a weapon casually but expertly. He looked to be in his mid twenties, give or take a few years. The scowl on his face didn't hide his almost pret…

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A Fairy Tale chapter seven

The Aftermath…

A Fairy Tale Chapter 7 Why certainly, Colonel Beryl, what is your question.?” I just wondered if you knew why Sir Art never answers my questions?” He didn't get an answer to that either because the King said, “That reminds me, I almost forgot to ask …

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Marital Bliss

“Hey, turn that overhead light back on, can't you see I'm trying to read here? “Oh, don't be a silly goose, there's a table lamp right next to you there that should give you plenty of light, John.” “Yea, maybe if I was a coal miner it would, but I'm …

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A Fairy Tale chapter six

The Battle…

“Where else should I be, my hero? I have power too, and it's my world that's in danger here, not yours. You have no right to say I must leave. I will do what I can the same as you and the King. Now put your arms around me, I'm chilled.” They stood t…

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Lynette's World

The World of Light and Dark…

Lynette Baxter was born a beautiful child with light brown hair and blue eyes as most babies are, one of thousands born that same day. Not an unusual birth, except, of course, to her parents who were completely enthralled with her arrival. She was a…

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A Fairy Tale - Chapter Five

War preparations…

This is an ongoing story... you may not understand it unless you start at the first chapter “ Get your troops ready to move into position, General. The next time we meet will be on the battle field.” The King and his entourage departed shortly after …

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A Fairy Tale chapter four

The upcoming battle…

This is the fourth chapter of an ongoing story You may not understand it unless you start at the first chapter Art and Steve bellied up to the bar and had a tankard of ale. “It looks like things are going good, Steve.” “ So far, yes, but tomorrow is…

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A Fairy Tale chapter three

Humans in the land of magic…

This is the third chapter of an ongoing story You may not understand it unless you start at the first chapter They walked to the Ladies. The Queen looked at Art. “What did you tell him Oberon? He has a look on his face like the whole world is going …

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