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The Way of the Wolf……finis

The Way of the Wolf……finis

The hunter slithered away from the rim of the rock outcrop, and, when he was far enough away, stood and walked back to where Dan, restless and alert, stared back at him. He stroked Dan’s long neck, whispering in his ear, “I know, I know, my friend, […]

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The Way of the Wolf….cont’d…part four

The Way of the Wolf….cont’d…part four

In his disturbed dreams, the hunter recalled that other world far below, a life of comfort and pleasure, a world that bored him and turned him soft and uninspired. Whenever he was overcome by the dreariness of comfort and ease, he sought the world of adventure, the […]

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The Way of the Wolf……cont’d….part three

The Way of the Wolf……cont’d….part three

The hunter contemplated as he gathered wood for a fire, the wolf pack will travel over fifty miles each day over the harshest terrain while he and Dan would weary themselves covering half that much. No, he wouldn’t find the wolf pack by chasing it, through introspection […]

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The Way of the Wolf…..cont’d….part two

The Way of the Wolf…..cont’d….part two

Unsuccessful in their hunt, the wolf pack retreated to the close pine forest to huddle against the black, cold, early April night. The big gray wolf closed his eyes against the strain of the day, resigned to his fate as a hunter, content now in the close, […]

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The Way of the Wolf

The Way of the Wolf

The largest of the pack, the big gray wolf, went out ahead, moving carefully along the wind-swept, grim landscape, his orange eyes glaring in the side of his head, his quivering ears peaked, not indulgent, not trusting his strength as a leader, but accepting it. They were […]

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End of the Carnival

End of the Carnival

Through the endless night the red rockets exploded overhead while the crowd of people laughed and kissed and made love to the music of the mariachi bands that had left the small cantinas and cafés to play in the street until the early morning when the sun […]

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The Angel That Fell To Earth

The Angel That Fell To Earth

There is no greater ignominy for an angel in his blissful orbit than to lose his bearings, flying too close to earth, his wings unable to bear the turbulence from the clutter below, and get sucked into the maelstrom. This is what happened to Philo; broken and […]

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Underground

Underground

Zinc sat quietly, unobserved, in the corner of the crowded barroom on a Saturday night, pay day for the Homestake Mine, the major employer in the small company town tucked away in a steep, cragged valley in the Black Hills of South Dakota. He had always been […]

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All the Time in the World

All the Time in the World

He knew they were coming; they had to come. And even though he desired to go on living, he didn’t know why. Animal instinct, he guessed. He’d face his fate with dignity, there was no other choice; you didn’t reason with these men, they had one mission: […]

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A Fantasy (for Kayden Lee)

A Fantasy (for Kayden Lee)

A young girl of seven stood in the tall yellow grass under the stark trees on the shore of the vast green lake watching, quietly, for the fearful sea monster that she believed lived far below the surface of the lake. Her mother had told her about […]

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