Category Archives: Short Story

I Am – You Are

I  read a post 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, or just our … Continue reading

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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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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 … Continue reading

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And The Rest Is History

I read an interesting story the other day about, of all things, pocket watches.  Although they have been around in some form or fashion since the 16th century, they didn’t really become popular in the Americas until after WW1.  This … 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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Turnabout

“What we look at is not as important as what we see” “Thank you. Thank you very much” Ed said to the young man in the hoodie that held open the pharmacy door as he drove his power chair through … Continue reading

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Roads Traveled

This is a bit of nostalgia penned after driving some of the back roads of Maine and passing old farms, many no longer active. My thoughts took me to the days when they were still alive and times were both … Continue reading

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