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Not many can defeat the beast of adversity and overcome it. Knowing one’s self-worth takes a lifetime for some and then there are those who have used the odds that were stacked up against them as fuel for the fire to keep striving and believing in their dreams.

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Got A Match ?

My friend Wendy was kind enough
to give me a fun idea for a post —

Sexy matchbook covers.

Man, how in the world
can I say no to THAT concept, 438 more words

Short story: "Five-Year Plan"

“Five-Year Plan,” by Jason Marak

Appeared on matchbook, March 2016

386 words

Nicely captures a certain hopeless hope.

The author says, “I let the character’s words (rhythm, diction) do the work.” That’s probably what holds the piece together so well.

Short Stories

Short story: "Woman of the Week"

“Woman of the Week,” by Claire Polders

Appeared in matchbook in February 2016

449 words

A neat piece. Sort of celebrating the individuality of somebody who appears superficially uninteresting.

Twenty-first Century

Trader Mort's

2904 Shelter Island Dr., San Diego

Established: 1965
Status: Still exists

Other Places

I might like this person

“During a period of unemployment, I made myself write a few hundred words per day by creating flash stories and essays based on entries from the Pokédex (an encyclopedia of the creatures from Pokémon). 25 more words

Twenty-first Century

Algiers Restaurant

6205 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego

Status: Demolished.  There is now a strip mall at this location.

Places That Are Gone