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It’s Alright

Someone you trusted has treated you bad.
Someone has used you to vent their ill temper.
Did you expect anything different?
Your work–better than some others’–has languished, 100 more words

William Stafford

Meanwhile, at the book signing...

Martin thought the line would stretch out to the crack of doom.  Dozens upon dozens of eager parents with their eager kids, all holding copies of his latest picture book, waiting for a magic moment with him, an autograph, a photograph, with the man who created the international best-selling hit, … 611 more words

William Stafford

Christmas Police

Karen opened the front door to find two broad-shouldered men in uniform on the doorstep.  They looked like cops except their outfits were red and trimmed with white.  796 more words

William Stafford

A Walk on the Cliffs

Andy packed his sandwiches and filled his thermos.  He had splashed out on new laces for his trusty hiking boots and a brand new pair of gloves to match his bobble hat.  736 more words

William Stafford

Meanwhile, in the Laboratory...

“Quickly, Igor!  Throw open the skylight!  This storm will not last forever!”

“Yes, master!”  The hunchback threw all his weight into turning the wheel that operated the mechanism.  498 more words

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Short story: Judo by Rasha Abbas, from Strange Horizons, October 2017. Highly Recommended.

Poem: A Message from the Wanderer by William Stafford, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast, from October 2017. 26 more words

The Ray Bradbury Challenge

The Morning after Hallowe'en

The friar emerged from the crypt, blinking against the morning sun.  It was later than he had expected; there had been no cockerel crowing to herald the dawn.  619 more words

William Stafford