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"Actually and Indeed", a "Finding Mister Wright" holiday story for 2016

I hope you enjoy a holiday season filled with love, laughter, sweetness, and spice, just like these characters do. And, if you enjoyed the story, let me know in the comments section. 12 more words

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Fire, Meet Gasoline: How Japan and America went from enemies to friends with benefits

Listen to this story’s companion playlist here.

In a coffee shop, they sat nearly shoulder to shoulder under warm orange lights as the chill of the night air watched them enviously from outside. 2,858 more words

International Relations

You Smell of Smoke

It’s snowing out. A few weeks before Christmas Day. You’re shopping for presents. A scarf, red like something burning to embers, a gift for someone you love. 1,465 more words

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Smorgasbord Christmas Party - Guest Sue Vincent - Short Story - Christmas Lights

My thanks to Sally Cronin at Smorgasbord for having me (and the small dog) over to her Christmas Party. If you haven’t visited the party yet, there are some wonderful guests and stories to discover. 438 more words

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happy shark

sixkiller didn’t make it out
who will remember me
to the world
he said
before turning into a bag of bones

i put down my guns… 105 more words


10 Reasons Why Having The Flu Completely Sucks

Editor’s Note: I’ve been a bit under the weather for the past few days, which means that I’ve had no desire to work on a fresh blog post or check my email or communicate with another human in any way. 1,405 more words


In Demens Natalis Ornamentum [or The Demented Decoration]

(I wrote this back in 2014 for a college Short Story and Poetry Competition and won first place. They liked the darker humor mixed with dramatic satire.) 597 more words