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"John Inglefied's Thanksgiving," a short story by Nathaniel Hawthorne

“John Inglefied’s Thanksgiving”


Nathaniel Hawthorne

On the evening of Thanksgiving day, John Inglefield, the blacksmith, sat in his elbow-chair, among those who had been keeping festival at his board. 1,947 more words


New Normal

Nana was dancing with the turkey. Grandpa had antenna glued to his ears. The dog laughed maniacally. Monica didn’t know what was going on.

It wasn’t like the day started with this madness. 92 more words

Short Story

Proudly Presenting… Seven Wonders of the Word [Available Now!]

“What is magic but a sleight of hand, or a trick of the light…?”

A sorcerer on the run. A knock at the door. A knot in time. 137 more words


"Atmospheric; Short story"

Three months ago Jill and I decided to take a break with a tropical island weekend getaway. On our last evening, I dressed adorned in my best island attire with a collared asher blue shirt, with dark blue buttons, a pair of tan Bermuda shorts, and brown leather open-toed sandals. 352 more words

A Pre-published Author

Cleaning Time

The toilet was gross, crusted with bits of things. The handle was broken, the lid off centre. There were stains in the bowl, of what, no one should know. 31 more words

Short Story

Releasing ROT

THIS WEEKEND I launched the first part of what will be a collection of stories which I’ve called ‘ROT’.

It’s a dark comedy short story and has so far gotten  206 more words


A Change of View

A short family story

The extra bedroom had been turned into a den or office of some sort.  It was supposed to be a place to work or study, but actually it was just a place for Rob to hide out from the family.  1,238 more words