Category Archives: Short Story

Cycles

Bill was on an emotional high.  One of the few he had experienced in a long time.  Working in the city had it’s advantages, but it also had it’s drawbacks.  He always felt crowded, like his life was being compacted.  … Continue reading

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Charlie’s Garden

Charlies day started much today as it had yesterday and probably would tomorrow.  In the dim light of the morning, made darker by a threatening sky, he slowly dressed.  Torn blue jeans pulled on, followed by a faded sweatshirt that … Continue reading

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Sweat Of The Devil

John sat in his cramped office, staring at the wall of windows, watching the rain carve it’s designs on the tinted glass.  He didn’t like the rain.  There was something sad about it.  The ‘sweat of the devil’ he called … Continue reading

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Making His Point

According to recognized aero-technical tests the bumblebee cannot fly because of the shape and weight of his body in relation to the total wing area. But the bumblebee doesn’t know this, so he goes ahead and flies anyway. @@@@@ David strolled down the … Continue reading

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Tay

Timothy Alden Young had always been called Tay by his mom.  It was a nickname that had stuck with him all the way through middle school.  Life had not been easy for Tay.  He was the product of a broken … Continue reading

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I Am – You Are

I recently read a post on Splitspeak.wordpress.com that contained a poem by Shel Silverstein from his book “Every Thing On It”.  It is called “Masks”.  It so typified, to me, how we go through life so conscious of our shortcomings, … Continue reading

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Purvis

In the distance he heard a faint sound.  A ringing sound.  After a brief pause, he heard it again, only louder this time.  Slowly he awoke and realized that he must have fallen asleep in his chair.  Not unusual.  He … Continue reading

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